Major blow for Pakistan cricket team ahead of England tour: Three cricketers test COVID-19 positive

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Updated: Jun 22, 2020 10:25 PM

Earlier this month, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was tested positive for coronavirus.

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Pakistan cricketers Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and rookie Haider Ali on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed three players — Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan — have tested positive for Covid-19,” said the PCB in a statement.

“The players had shown no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi on Sunday ahead of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s tour to England.”

The infected players will go into self-isolation.

“The PCB medical panel is in contact with the three who have been advised to immediately go into self-isolation,” the statement said.

Earlier this month, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was tested positive for the deadly virus.

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