Seven more Pakistan cricket players have tested positive for Covid-19 after being screened ahead of their tour of England, taking the total to 10.

Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad
Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz tested positive along with team
masseur Malang Ali.

The PCB on Monday confirmed Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan had tested positive for the virus.

Pakistan’s test and limited-overs squads are set to tour England for
three tests and three Twenty20 internationals. They were due to fly out
later this month before going into quarantine ahead of the first test
starting on July 30.

The rate of new coronavirus cases has been rising fast in the country
of 207 million people but Prime Minister Imran Khan — a former
Pakistan cricket captain — has ruled out a nationwide lockdown.

England are returning from the coronavirus shutdown with three tests against West Indies next month with the first scheduled to begin in Southampton on July 8 without spectators.

RNZ/Reuters

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