Three Pakistani cricket players, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, and Haider Ali have been tested positive for the widely spreading deadly global disease the Coronavirus.
The first medical test of the cricket team took place on 22nd July ahead of the England tour. When the results arrived, the three cricketers were evaluated positively for the disease.
Coronavirus has taken over the world negatively and many of the people are reported dead. In Pakistan, the situation is getting more serious as the number of people tested positive with it has crossed 1 lac and 80 thousand whereas more than 3,600 have tasted death.
Haider Ali, the youngest batting sensation, was included in the squad. It was his maiden international call to play for the Pakistan Cricket Team. The man has earlier featured in U-19 and domestic cricket whereas, his performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Peshawar Zalmi was also considerable.
Here is the list of 29 men squad for Pakistan tour of England:
Squad: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmad, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imran Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Shadab Khan, and Yasir Shah
There is no announcement whether the trio will be eliminated from the squad but they are supposed to be isolated completely.
Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, and Haider Ali tested positive for the Coronavirus
Pakistan is to kick off its cricket season after a long time as the Coronavirus pandemic had affected the sports across the globe adversely. The two teams will be featured in three tests and as many T20Is.
This time, the T20 side is to be led by Babar Azam whereas, Azhar Ali has a hold on test matches captaincy. The matches will be held behind closed doors in order to avoid the spreading of the Coronavirus. Along with that, many major safety precautions would be taken.
The teams will be isolated for 14-days before kicking off cricket to avoid further involvement of the Coronavirus. However, the game will continue with new guidelines for the play, i.e, ban of saliva.