Six cricketers ready to join England tour after negative Covid-19 tests

By: News Desk      Published: 11:59 AM, 30 Jun, 2020
Six cricketers ready to join England tour after negative Covid-19 tests

Six more players of Pakistan cricket team have tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time in three days and, as such, are now eligible to join the Pakistan men’s national cricket team on tour in England, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The players included: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz.

The players were retested on Monday, 29 June, following a first negative test on 26 June, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a press release issued on Tuesday.

The PCB will now start making their travel arrangements and the departure details will be shared in due course.

Earlier 20 players and 11 support personnel travelled on a chartered flight to English city of Manchester on Sunday morning for a three-Test and three T20I series to be played in August and September.

Upon arrival in Manchester, the squad transported to Worcestershire where they are undergoing the England and Wales Cricket Board testing before completing their 14-day isolation period, during which they will be allowed to train and practise. The side will move to Derbyshire on 13 July.

All 18 players and 11 support personnel, who had tested negative for Covid-19 in the first round of tests on Monday, have again returned negative in Thursday’s retests.