HUGE BLOW: 10 Pakistani cricketers tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of England tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that ten players have tested positive for the coronavirus

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In a huge blow to Pakistan ahead of their tour of England, ten players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Just a week before the cricket team’s departure, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  conducted the COVID-19 tests of all the 29 players.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, and Mohammad Rizwan were revealed to have contracted the virus on Tuesday.

Earlier, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf tested positive after being screened in Rawalpindi over the weekend. All ten players will not travel with the squad when it leaves for Manchester on Sunday.

None of the COVID-19 positive cricketers have shown any symptoms of the disease. The PCB has instructed the players to undergo self-isolation.

The team is set to depart for England on June the 28th for their 3-match Test series and T20Is in August-September. Moreover, the team will undergo a 14-day quarantine period after landing in the United Kingdom, followed by a training camp.

Earlier this month, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi tested positive for the contagious disease.

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