As many as 10 out of the 29 England-bound Pakistan cricketers have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus but boards from both the countries insisted on Tuesday that the tour remains “very much on track”.
After the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that three players were found to be COVID-19 positive on Monday night, its update on Tuesday stated that seven more have been infected, including senior players Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz.
The other five are Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Rizwan. The squad was to leave for the UK on June 28 for three Tests and as many T20 Internationals starting in August. PCB CEO Wasim Khan said players testing positive for the virus is a warning for the general public.