Mohammad Hafeez, five others test negative for COVID-19 again

Sports Desk

LAHORE : Six more Pakistan cricketers are now eligible to join the national team in Worcestershire after testing negative for COVID-19 for second time in three days.

These cricketers – who were retested on Monday, 29 June, following a first negative test on 26 June – include Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will now start making their travel arrangements and the departure details will be shared in due course. On the other hand, those players who have reached England underwent coronavirus testing on Monday in Worcestershire.

England and Wales Cricket Board medical penal conducted the tests of twenty players and twelve team officials who reached England in first phase for playing three Test and similar number of T20 games against the English side.

Pakistan cricket team’s bowling coach Waqar Younis who reached England from Australia to join the team was also tested for COVID-19.