ENG v PAK 2020: Mohammad Amir joins Pakistan squad after clearing COVID-19 tests

Haris Rauf also cleared COVID-19 tests and will join Pakistan squad in England shortly.

Amir and Rauf set to join Pakistan squad at training | PCB

Mohammad Amir has on Thursday (July 30) joined the Pakistan squad in Derby to resume training with the national squad after clearing both mandatory COVID-19 tests following his arrival in England.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday (July 30) confirmed that Amir has integrated with the rest of the national squad in Derby – where players are training for a bilateral series against England after serving his mandatory quarantine period here in the United Kingdom.

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The PCB stated in a statement: “Amir left for England from Lahore on 24 July and, as per the UK government's guidelines, was in isolation for a period of five days during which he was tested twice.”

Meanwhile, another Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf, who had earlier tested positive, has also cleared his second test for the COVID-19 and he is expected to join the rest of the national squad soon in Derby.

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A PCB statement further reads: “Haris Rauf has cleared his second COVID-19 test and is eligible to join the squad in England. As per the protocols he was tested twice – Monday and Wednesday. He is expected to travel over the weekend. Details of his travel plan will be shared in due course.”

Noteworthy, Pakistan's tour of England starts with the three-match Test series on August 5 at Manchester while the three-match T20I series starting August 28, 2020.

(With PCB Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 30 Jul, 2020

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