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CricketPakistan's England tour in danger, 7 more players test positive for coronavirus

Pakistan’s upcoming tour of England looks in grave danger as seven more Pakistan cricketers have tested Postive for COVID-19.

Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz have tested positive for COVID-19, making the total number of infectees 10 following the first round of testing ahead of the England tour.

The positive results of these seven players comes after Shadab Khan, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf were confirmed to have contracted the virus on Monday.

One member of the support staff, Malang Ali, the masseuse, has also contracted the virus. Pakistan had named a 29-member squad for the tour of England set to start in August but the positive cases have put the availability of players in doubt.

“The PCB medical panel is already in contact with these players and the masseur, who have been instructed to observe strict quarantine at their homes for their and their families’ wellbeing,” the board said in a release.

The other players – Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah – have returned negative tests.

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