Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have reported that 10 players have tried positive for COVID-19 during a series of tests in front of the crew amassing for their voyage through England.
At first three players – Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan – were uncovered to have tried positive, before a further seven names – Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz – were added to the rundown daily later. Likewise, one individual from help staff, the group masseur Malang Ali, has additionally tried positive.
None of the 35 players and care staff tried – including the 11 who tried positive – were showing manifestations before testing as per PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.
“The ongoing positive trial of the absolute fittest competitors, who had not demonstrated any indications, obviously mirror the risk this infection has,” Khan said in a press explanation. “All things considered, and for the benefit of the PCB, I by and according to popular demand people in general to carefully hold fast to all wellbeing safeguards as prompted and suggested by the bureaucratic and common governments to guarantee their wellbeing and security just as of their dear and close to ones.
“As respects the players, who have tried positive, we will proceed to screen and bolster them, including leading immune response tests, and when they test negative, they will be traveled to join the crew in England. Right now, they have been encouraged to go into self-disengagement with the goal that they recuperate rapidly as well as keep their other relatives from being tainted.”
In spite of the difficulty, Khan demanded that the visit to England was not under danger, however he affirmed emergency courses of action were being assembled for substitutions should more players test positive during later adjusts of testing.
“The visit to England is particularly on target and the side will leave according to plan on 28 June. Luckily, all the main decision red-ball crew, notwithstanding Mohammad Rizwan, are negative, which implies they can begin preparing and rehearsing following they have been tried and given the all-unmistakable when they show up in England
“Meanwhile, Misbah-ul-Haq is looking into the preparation plan for England and is firming up plans for hold players to be tried as a reinforcement.”
As indicated by the PCB, players who have tried negative will experience a second round of testing on Thursday 25 June, having amassed together in a bio-secure condition in Lahore. The individuals who test negative a subsequent time will at that point leave for England, where they will be tried again inside 24 hours of appearance. They will at that point enter a fourteen day qurantine, according to UK government guidelines, during which they will have the option to prepare in a bio-secure condition.
Players who test positive, or have just tried positive, all through this procedure will have the option to rejoin the crew after they have completed their base isolate period and thusly returned two negative tests.