Days after Shahid Afridi was tested positive for coronavirus, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that 7 more players — Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Earlier on Monday, three Pakistani cricketers — Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, and Haris Rauf — were tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. According to the information, the players had no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi on Sunday ahead of the upcoming tour of England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement that the three cricketers have been asked to go under self-quarantine. They were in the mix to play the limited-overs leg of the tour, which comprises three Tests and three T20Is, PCB stated.
Meanwhile, Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari were also screened in Rawalpindi but tested negative. Now, they will travel to Lahore on June 24 before getting a flight to Manchester on June 28.
Last week, former captain Shahid Afridi had revealed that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Earlier in May, former Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar had contracted the disease and put himself in self-isolation for a week.
Recently, Bangladeshi cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza has tested positive for coronavirus. He was suffering from fever and was tested on Friday night.