England’s Test series against Pakistan thrown into further doubt after SEVEN more of tourists’ players test positive for coronavirus… but chief executive Wasim Khan insists tour WILL still go ahead with team leaving on Sunday
England’s upcoming Test series against Pakistan was thrown into further doubt on Tuesday after SEVEN more of the tourists’ players tested positive for coronavirus.
The latest test results come just days after three other players contracted the virus, with today’s seven revealed to be Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz.
Despite the flurry of positive tests and the virus appearing to spike at an alarming rate in Pakistan, the cricket board’s chief executive Wasim Khan is insisting that the tour is still on and that the team will leave for England on Sunday.
Wahab Riaz (pictured) is among the latest batch of seven Pakistan players to test positive
Shadab Khan was one three Pakistan squad members to test positive earlier in the week
A charter flight is due to leave Lahore for Manchester, with the first of three Tests due to start at the beginning of August.
The players who have tested positive for Covid-19 across the last two rounds of testing will not travel with the team initially due to self-isolation measures, but could join up at a later date when they receive negative results.
More to follow.
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England team director Ashley Giles moved to ease any concerns regarding the Pakistan series