The not so positive news
Ahead of their upcoming tour to England, three Pakistan cricketers have tested positive for Coronavirus.
Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan and Haider Ali all tested positive for coronavirus. All of whom were asymptomatic and have been told to self-isolate immediately.
Shadab Khan, a leg-spinner by trade, is the established member of the team out of the three with positive results. Seam bowler Rauf has played only two T20Is while highly-rated opening batsman Ali had received his maiden call-up for the England tour. Shadab Khan Highlights V SA 2019
Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali were all part of the tour to England, expected to play after the West Indies series.
The PCB could now call up four standby players and continue their travel plans should further tests this week produce no positive cases.
There is little doubt that this has disrupted plans. The protocols and difficulties of having a touring party arrive safely are all too apparent.
They have since been based and training at Old Trafford in Manchester after arrival a fortnight ago. West Indies Tour of England
Earlier this month, former Pakistan captain and big-hitting batsman Shahid Afridi also tested positive for the virus. We wish that Afridi and the three Pakistan cricketers recover quickly.
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