7 more Pakistani Players tested positive for COVID-19



Pakistan’s tour of England is doubtful after 10 members of squad examined optimistic for novel (Covid-19), lower than every week earlier than their departure.

Following the announcement yesterday that three gamers had examined optimistic for Covid-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday confirmed {that a} additional seven gamers and a participant help personnel from a complete of 35 have examined optimistic for Covid-19. The PCB had organised these 35 assessments in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar on Monday.

Pakistan’s tour of England doubtful after 10 gamers check optimistic for COVID. Photograph: Getty Pictures

Gamers who’ve examined optimistic are: Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz.

Participant who’ve examined adverse 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

Participant Assist Personnel, who has examined optimistic, is: Malang Ali (masseur)

Participant Assist Personnel who’ve examined adverse are: Mansoor Rana (supervisor), Misbah-ul-Haq (head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to go coach), Younis Khan (batting coach), Mushtaq Ahmed (spin bowling coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Butt (crew analyst), Yasir Malik (power and conditioning coach), Dr Sohail Saleem (crew physician), Lt Col (retd) Usman Riffat (safety supervisor) and Raza Kitchlew (media and digital content material supervisor).

Not examined to this point: Shoaib Malik, Cliffe Deacon and Waqar Younis

On Monday, Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari had examined adverse, whereas the outcomes of Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan had been optimistic.

Like Haider, Haris and Shadab not one of the seven gamers and masseur had reported any prior signs of Covid-19 till they underwent first spherical of testing on Monday forward of the aspect’s departure for Manchester.

The PCB medical panel is already involved with these gamers and the masseur, who’ve been instructed to watch strict quarantine at their houses for his or her and their households’ wellbeing.

Subsequent steps are:

-The gamers and participant help personnel, who’ve examined adverse, will assemble in a bio-secure setting in Lahore on 24 June and can bear second spherical of testing on 25 June

-The gamers and participant help personnel, who will check adverse on 25 June, will depart for Manchester on a chartered flight. Inside 24 after hours after arriving within the UK, they are going to be examined by the ECB medical panel

-The gamers and participant help personnel, who will check adverse upon arrival within the UK, will observe a quarantine interval as per the UK authorities’s rules, however will likely be allowed to coach and observe in a bio-secure facility

-The gamers and participant help personnel, who’ve examined optimistic in pre-departure testing, will observe self-isolation of their houses and stay below strict monitoring of the PCB medical panel

-As quickly as they’ll full their minimal quarantine interval, they’ll bear additional testing and after their two assessments are adverse, they are going to be flown to England on a industrial airline

-Upon arrival within the UK, they are going to be examined once more by the ECB medical panel and will likely be allowed to combine with the Pakistan males’s nationwide squad after they check adverse

-In accordance with sequence SOPs, the Pakistan males’s nationwide cricket crew will bear, at the very least, 5 assessments within the lead as much as the primary check

PCB Chief Government Wasim Khan: “The current optimistic assessments of a few of the fittest athletes, who had not proven any signs, clearly replicate the hazard this possesses. As such, and on behalf of the PCB, I as soon as once more request the general public to strictly adhere to all security precautions as suggested and advisable by the federal and provincial governments to make sure their well being and security in addition to of their expensive and close to ones.

“As regards the gamers, who’ve examined optimistic, we are going to proceed to observe and help them, together with conducting antibody assessments, and as quickly as they check adverse, they are going to be flown to hitch the squad in England. For the time being, they’ve been suggested to enter self-isolation in order that they not solely get better rapidly but in addition forestall their different members of the family from being contaminated.

“The tour to England could be very a lot on observe and the aspect will depart as per schedule on 28 June. Thankfully, all of the first-choice red-ball  squad, barring Mohammad Rizwan, are adverse, which implies they’ll begin coaching and training instantly  after they’ve been examined and given the all clear once they arrive in England

“Within the meantime, Misbah-ul-Haq is reviewing the coaching schedule in England and is firming up plans for reserve gamers to be examined as a backup.”

By way of: Cricket Pakistan / Businesses / AFP

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