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Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz Among Six Pakistan Cricketers Return Negative After COVID-19 Retests

Written by Vipin Darwade

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that six out of its 10 cricketers who had been tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, have returned negative after retests.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz are those six cricketers whose have tested negative after the second round.

The four who have been declared positive after the second round of testing are Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Kashif Bhatti and Imran Khan, along with masseur Malang Ali.

However, PCB CEO Wasim Khan has said the six cricketers who have returned negative after retests will have to undergo a third round of testing before being allowed for the England tour.

Pakistan squad will fly to England on Sunday with 20 players, and 11 support staff. This includes reserve players Rohail Nazir and Musa Khan who were added as a cover earlier this week.

“I am aware Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz took personal tests outside of our process prior to the second PCB testing. While their results came negative, as per the PCB testing programme, they are deemed to have one negative test following a positive test,” Wasim said on Saturday.

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