Six more players eligible to join squad in England

From our correspondent

KARACHI: And eventually came a good news for Pakistan as six players are now eligible to join the national cricket team in Worcestershire after they cleared COVID-19 test twice.

They include Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz who have tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time in three days. “And as such they are now eligible to join the Pakistan men’s national cricket team in Worcestershire,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.

The players were retested on Monday, 29 June, following a first negative test on 26 June.

The PCB will now start making their travel arrangements and the departure details will be shared in due course, the Board said.

As many as ten players and a player support personnel had been tested positive for COVID-19 which denied them the chance to accompany the 31-man squad which left for England last Sunday.

Meanwhile the news from England is that physio Cliffe Deacon has joined squad in Worcestershire. Similarly left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar has also joined the squad for a pre-series preparation purposes. Both COVID tests were conducted. According to the ICC instructions Pakistan team could only begin its preparation when the tests results would receive.

The results are expected to be disclosed today.

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