Mohammad Hafeez tests negative, just a day after being test COVID-19 positive

Former Pakistan captain Mohammed Hafeez has tested negative for COVID-19, just a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board found him positive for the Coronavirus ahead of the team’s much-anticipated tour of England.


Former Pakistan captain Mohammed Hafeez has tested negative for COVID-19, just a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board found him positive for the Coronavirus ahead of the team’s much-anticipated tour of England.

Hafeez and Wahab Riaz are among the 10 England-bound Pakistan players, who tested positive for COVID-19. Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf are the other eight players who tested positive as per PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.

Hafeez took to twitter and clarified that he and his family members have tested negative and also posted the medical report to back his claim, on Wednesday.

 In his tweet, he said, “After Tested positive COVID-19 acc to PCB testing Report yesterday,as 2nd opinion & for satisfaction I personally went to Test it again along with my family and here I along with my all family members are reported Negetive (sic) Alham du Lillah. May Allah keep us all safe,”

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement, “The PCB medical panel is already in contact with these players and the masseur, who have been instructed to observe strict quarantine at their homes for their and their families’ wellbeing.”

The Pakistan Cricket Board CEO, Wasim Khan said, “players testing positive for the virus is a warning for the general public. He also revealed that a support staff member, masseur Malang Ali, had also tested positive for COVID-19.”

“Players and officials would now assemble in Lahore and another round of tests would be carried out on Thursday and a revised squad would be announced the next day. It is a matter of concern but we shouldn’t panic at this time as we have time on our hands,” Khan adds. The players and officials would be retested on reaching England.