Hafeez tests positive for COVID-19 as PCB-linked lab retested his first sample


Lahore: Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has once again tested positive after the laboratory which is linked with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to retest his first sample, ARY News reported.

According to sources, the professor tested positive and the laboratory management has informed PCB about the second report.

“We decided to retest the sample to maintain the credibility of the laboratory,” said laboratory official.

“Hafeez’s act has raised questions on the testing process of Pakistan,” official added.

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It must be noted that Hafeez underwent a private COVID-19 Test day after PCB announced the positive results of 10 cricketers including him. After tested negative, the cricketer shared the report on Twitter.

Chief Executive PCB, Wasim Khan questioned Hafeez for posting the COVID-19 Test report on Twitter. According to the sources, the Hafeez showed remorse for his actions. PCB is likely to investigate the matter further.

Players including Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali and Shadab Khan have tested positive for COVID-19. Malang Ali, the team’s masseur, also tested positive for the widely-spread virus.

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