18 players, 11 officials undergo second Covid-19 testing ahead of England tour


Lahore: Second COVID-19 testing of 18 players and 11 officials of the national squad for England tour has been completed, ARY Sports reported.

Players, officials, who were tested negative, gave samples for COVID-19 test for the second time. However, COVID-19 positive players will be tested tomorrow again.

According to sources, Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani and his wife are likely to be tested on June 27. Today’s test reports will come on June 27 as the team will depart for England on June 28 via a chartered plane.

It must be noted that 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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