The CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed that Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz are the only two players who have been tested negative for the COVID-19 test and they can be the participants for England tour if they will test negative in the third round of the test.
(PCB) is all set to send its players to England for the Pakistan tour of England. The series comprises of three test matches and three T20Is.
However, the England Cricket Board (ECB) has disclosed that no infected players will be allowed to fly to England to avoid spreading of the deadly disease.
PCB conducted its first test on July 22 and three players were tested positive. When the later results arrive, seven more players were tested positive. These ten players will not be allowed to fly to England on 28th July.
“The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that the Pakistan men’s cricket team will arrive in the United Kingdom on Sunday, June 28 to start preparation for this summer’s tour of England, which includes three Test matches and three Vitality IT20s. The behind-closed-doors schedule for these fixtures will be announced in due course,” the ECB has announced.
“All members of the tour party will have been tested prior to travel. Those who are testing positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to travel with the advance group on Sunday,” the ECB said.
Hafeez, who has been tested negative as a result of the second test arrived for the COVID-19, at first, was tested positive in the first test conducted by PCB. The all-rounder along with his family conducted a personal test by Chughtai Lab which showed negative results. Later, PCB once again retested his first sample which showed positive results.
Hafeez, Wahab Riaz can be participants for England tour if tested negative in the third round
“Mohammad Hafeez & Wahab Riaz have now had 2 negative tests, they can only join the squad in England when they receive a second negative test result under the PCB testing program,” said Wasim Khan.