The PCB revealed on Tuesday that seven more Pakistan cricketers including Muhammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz, who were selected for the England tour, have tested positive for COVID-19.
The seven who tested positive on Tuesday are Kashif Bhatti, Muhammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Rizwan, Imran Khan, Hafeez and Riaz. Shadab Khan, Hyder Ali and Haris Rauf tested positive on Monday.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan said in a media conference, “It is not a very good situation to be and it shows that these are 10 fit and young athletes … if it can happen to the players then it is Can happen to anyone. ” .
He said a support staff member, Malsur Malang Ali, also tested positive for COVID-19.
Khan said the players and officials would now gather in Lahore and another trial would be conducted on 25 June and a revised squad would be announced the next day.
He said that the team is scheduled to leave on 28 June for the next month’s series.
Khan said, “It is a matter of concern but we should not panic at this time because we have time.”
He said that the players and officials would retire on reaching England.