The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Monday that all three players, all-rounder Shadab Khan, have tested teen batsman Hyder Ali and fast bowler Haris Rauf positive for coronovirus. The PCB said in its press release that all three players did not show any symptoms before the test in Rawalpindi on Sunday. The PCB said in a release, “The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed three players – Hyder Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan.
It added that the players did not show any signs until they were seen before the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s tour of England in Rawalpindi on Sunday.
The PCB also said that players have been advised to isolate themselves with immediate effect.
“The PCB medical panel is in touch with the three who have been advised to go into self-isolation immediately,” the statement read.
Two other players, Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, who also tested in Rawalpindi, have tested negative for the virus. Both will travel to Lahore on 24 June before going on a tour of England.
“Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari have also screened in Rawalpindi. They have tested negative and will travel to Lahore on June 24,” he said.
The PCB also said that barring senior cricketer Shoaib Malik, bowling coach Waqar Younis and Cliff Deacon, all other players and team officials tested themselves at their respective centers, and their results are expected on Tuesday.
“Other players and team officials on Monday stopped Cliff Deacon, Shoaib Malik and Waqar Younis at their respective centers in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar,” he said.
Pakistan is due to travel to England on 28 June, including three Tests and several Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
The Test series will begin at Manchester’s Old Trafford Stadium, with the first match to be held from 5-9 August, while the second and third Tests will be played at Southampton on 13-17 and 21-25 respectively.
The three T20Is will all be played at Southampton on 28, 30 and September