Pakistan’s squad gathers in Lahore for second COVID-19 test

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Lahore: Pakistan’s squad for ‘bio-secure’ England tour has reached here to undergo the COVID-19 test for the second time tomorrow.

Players and coaching staff, who had tested negative, will undergo a second COVID-19 test before squad leaves for England on June 28.

Players who have tested negative are: Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, and Yasir Shah.

Read: Mohammad Hafeez tests negative for COVID-19 in private test

Player Support Personnel who have tested negative: Mansoor Rana (manager), Misbah-ul-Haq (head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach), Younis Khan (batting coach), Mushtaq Ahmed (spin bowling coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Butt (team analyst), Yasir Malik (strength and conditioning coach), Dr. Sohail Saleem (team doctor), Lt Col (retd) Usman Riffat (security manager) and Raza Kitchlew (media and digital content manager).

As many as 10 players including Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali and Shadab Khan had tested positive for the widely-spread virus. All the players have quarantined themselves.

Pakistan is scheduled to tour England to play three Tests and as many T20I in the ‘bio-secure’ environment in August and September.

Also Read: Fakhar, Hafeez, Wahab, four more players tested positive for COVID-19

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