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7 more Pakistan cricketers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of England tour

7 more Pakistan cricketers test +ve for COVID-19 ahead of England tour

LAHORE: Seven more Pakistan cricketers and a member of support staff have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the team’s tour to England.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the players who tested positive for the virus today are Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Imran Khan.

Earlier, Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf, all-rounder Shadab Khan and batsman Haider Ali had tested positive on Monday.

Apart from the aforementioned players, a player support personnel, Malang Ali, has also tested positive for the virus.

The players and player support personnel, who have tested positive in pre-departure testing, will observe self-isolation in their homes and will undergo further testing. After their two tests are negative, they will be flown to England.

Moreover, they will be tested again by the ECB medical panel upon their arrival in the UK.

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