Six Pakistan players who had tested positive for COVID-19 in their first test are ready to join the squad in England. They got tested negative in another test and became eligible to leave for Manchester on Friday.
The six Pakistan players who were found positive last week are Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, and Wahab Riaz.
“The second group of six Pakistan cricketers will depart for Manchester on Friday, 3 July, by the national carrier. The players who will travel by the Pakistan International Airlines are Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, and Wahab Riaz,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
PCB confirmed the players will be transferred to Worcester from Manchester.
Apart from six Pakistan players, there were three more who have tested positive; spinner Kashif Bhatti, pacers Haris Rauf, Imran Khan, and batsman Haider Ali who will remain in quarantine.
Pakistan will play three-Test and three T20Is in August against England.