AGENCIES, New Delhi: Seven more Pakistan cricketers, including Muhammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz, who have been selected for the tour of England have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total count to 10, the PCB revealed on Tuesday.
The seven players who tested positive on Tuesday are Kashif Bhatti, Muhammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Rizwan, Imran Khan, Hafeez and Riaz. Shadab Khan, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf had tested positive on Monday.
“It is not a great situation to be in and what it shows is these are 10 fit and young athletes…if it can happen to players it can happen to anyone,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO, Wasim Khan told a media conference.
He said a support staff member, masseur Malang Ali, had also tested positive for COVID-19.
The Pakistan team is to travel to England on June 28 for a full tour.