Just-in: Shadab, Haider, Haris tested positive for COVID-19


Lahore: Leg-spinner Shadab Khan, middle-order batsman Haider Ali and pacer Haris Rauf have tested positive for widely-spread COVID-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Monday. 

Three of them are included in Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming ‘bio-secure’ England tour. The PCB medical panel is in contact with the three who have been advised to immediately go into self-isolation.

Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, also screened in Rawalpindi, have tested negative and, as such, will travel to Lahore on 24 June.

The other players and team officials, barring Cliffe Deacon, Shoaib Malik, and Waqar Younis, underwent tests at their respective centers in Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar on Monday. Their results are expected at some stage on Tuesday.

It must be noted here that all the players and team management were tested for COVID-19 on Monday at four different centers across the country. A squad of 29 players is scheduled to depart for England on June 28 via a chartered plane. The green shirts will play three Tests and as many T20Is in England.

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