The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed that three players – Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan – have tested positive for COVID-19.
The PCB, in a statement, said: “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 PCB medical panel is in contact with the three who have been advised to immediately go into self-isolation. While the PCB has advised everyone who had been in contact with the trio to “self-isolate immediately.
Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, also screened in Rawalpindi, have tested negative and, as such, will travel to Lahore on 24 June.
“The other players and team officials, barring Cliffe Deacon, Shoaib Malik and Waqar Younis, underwent tests at their respective centres in Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar on Monday,” the statement read.
Their results are expected at some stage on Tuesday, which will also be announced by the PCB through its usual channels, the board said.
After all this the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to close PCB’s headquarter at Gaddafi Stadium till June 30.
The PCB office was closed till June 21 earlier, said a spokesman for the PCB on Monday.
“However, the PCB authorities have decided now for further closure of the offices,” he said.
The headquarters, which was closed on March 17 after outbreak of COVID-19, remained closed for more than two months and all the employees were working from home. The office was reopened in the first week of June for few days but was again closed due to increase in coronavirus cases.
“All employees will again be doing their day-to-day work from home,” he said.