Pakistan U19 player from Bangladesh-bound squad tested COVID-19 positive


LAHORE: A player from the Pakistan U19 team who will tour Bangladesh later this month has been tested COVID-19 positive. 

According to the details, 20-members junior squad was tested for the second time upon their arrival here for a training camp ahead of the Bangladesh tour. Only a player tested COVID-19 positive and has been put into isolation.

Another player who travelled with COVID-19 positive player to Lahore has also been put into isolation.

On the other hand, the rest of the team has started training for their tour. Former Test cricketer and spin bowling consultant, Mushtaq Ahmed is available to assist players in the camp.

A 17-member squad will be finalised after the training camp which will depart for Bangladesh on April 11. Pakistan is scheduled to play only four-day and five 50-over matches against the hosts.

Pakistan’s 20-member squad

Batsmen – Abbas Ali, Abdul Faseeh, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Fahad Munir, Maaz Sadaqat, Mohammad Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Shehzad, Qasim Akram and Rizwan Mehmood

Wicketkeepers – Haseebullah and Raza-ul-Mustafa

Spinners – Aaliyan Mehmood, Ali Asfand, Arham Nawab and Faisal Akram

Fast bowlers – Ahmed Khan, Asim Ali, Muneeb Wasif, Tahir Hussain and Zeeshan Zameer

Tour schedule:

16-18 April – Training, Sylhet
19-22 April – Four-day match; SICS, Sylhet
26 April – 1st 50-over match; SICS, Sylhet
28 April – 2nd 50-over match; SICS, Sylhet
30 April – 3rd 50-over match; SICS, Sylhet
3 May – 4th 50-over match; SBNCS, Dhaka
5 May – 5th 50-over match; SBNCS, Dhaka

READ: Here’s Pakistan’s U19 squad for Bangladesh tour