ECB clears Kashif Bhatti to join Pakistan squad


Derbyshire: Left arm spinner Kashif Bhatti got clearance by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to join the Pakistan squad after tested negative for Covid-19 in his second Test.

The 33-year-old was tested positive in his first test upon arrival and was in self-isolation.

ECB spokesperson said:” A Pakistan player has been cleared to join the squad after undergoing a period of self-isolation. The player was tested positive for the remnants of previous COVID-19 infection and in consultation with Public Health England and a virologist a safety-first approach was taken to isolate the player.”

“The player is now tested negative with no risk of infection to other players and officials,” he added.

It must be noted that Kashif along with Haider Ali and Imran Khan traveled to England on July 8, after they were tested negative for COVID-19 twice in Pakistan.

Pakistan is currently training in Derbyshire County Ground ahead of the first Test against England in Manchester.

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