PCB opts not to take action against Hafeez on private test matter


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to take further disciplinary action against former captain Mohammad Hafeez after the veteran posted his private COVID-19 test result on Twitter.

The 39-year-old was tested positive for COVID-19 during first round of testing for the tour of England but was tested negative in a private test along with his family on Wednesday.

According to sources, PCB earlier decided to take action against Hafeez but he is not centrally contracted with the PCB, the board has decided against it and they don’t want any further controversy on this matter.

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Yesterday, the all-rounder was tested negative in the retest, however, he will now travel to England after he clears his second COVID-19 test.

It must be noted that a 20-member squad along with 11 officials have departed for England tour. The squad will be transported to Worcestershire where they will undergo the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) testing before completing their 14-day isolation period, during which they will be allowed to train and practice.

The side will move to Derbyshire on 13 July for further training. According to a tentative schedule, they might play the first Test on August 5.

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