Inzamam lashes out at PCB doctors over handling of Covid-19 positive players

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Inzamam ul Haq.

Former Pakistan skipper and Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq has lashed out at Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) doctors and medical staff for their poor handling of COVID-19 positive players.

“My sources have told me that the PCB’s medical staff did not attend calls of these players for two days, which is a really bad attitude,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.

Inzamam said the way PCB handled the whole case would have sent wrong message to players.

“The players were sent home, I felt they should have been take care for. The players who have tested positive would have thought that PCB is not supporting them at this difficult time,” he added.

Several top Pakistan players including Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Fakhar Zaman tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 10 out of the 29 selected for the England tour tested positive.

Inzamam asked PCB to take good care of the players else a situation like that of Hafeez’s might happen again.

“I would request the PCB to properly look after these players because if you don’t then incidents, like Hafeez getting himself tested privately, will happen,” Inzamam said.

“PCB should have kept these players [who tested positive] at the NCA, because there is enough space there, rather than telling them to self-isolate at their homes. They are our players and we need to look after them so that they can fully recover,” he added.

Pakistan are scheduled to play three Test matches and three T20 internationals on their upcoming tour of England.

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