Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was tested positive for COVID-19 when PCB conducted the first round of tests of all the 29 England bound players along with 12 support staff members due to board the UK-bound flight on Sunday.
Hafeez’s result came positive along with nine other players. But the very next day the former Pakistan skipped posted a tweet with a report from a private medical facility where the result showed that he has tested negative and hence staying quarantine wasn’t mandatory for him.
According to media reports, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, which carried out the tests of the players did a retest of the samples of the players where Hafeez has ended up being positive, yet again.
Thus, with so much confusion surrounding the status of an experienced player like Hafeez has surely sent shockwaves among the cricketing fraternity. Former Indian cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra, thus, took note of the entire hullabaloo regarding Hafeez and tweeted, “Arey yaar….confusion is synonymous with Pakistan cricket, but this is taking it to an all-new level. Positive, negative, positive…all in 72 hours.”
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 26, 2020
Meanwhile, former Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq has lashed out at PCB medical staff for ignoring the health of the COVID-19 positive players.
“My sources have told me that the PCB’s medical staff did not attend calls of these players for two days, which is a really bad attitude,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
“The players were sent home; I felt they should have been take care of. The players who have tested positive would have thought that PCB is not supporting them at this difficult time,” he added.