Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez says he has tested negative for coronavirus after second screening
Pakistan squad due to leave for England on Sunday has been hit by a series of coronavirus cases
Last Updated: 24/06/20 10:49am
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative for coronavirus - a day after the country's cricket board said he was among 10 players in their squad to tour England who had been infected.
All-rounder Hafeez, 39, said in a tweet that a subsequent examination at a private laboratory in Lahore had cleared him and his family of Covid-19.
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 Alham du Lillah. May Allah keep us all safe 🤲🏼 pic.twitter.com/qy0QgUvte0— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) June 24, 2020
Pakistan are due to depart for Manchester on Sunday and will go into quarantine ahead of three Tests and as many T20 internationals in August and September.
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced earlier this week that, along with Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf had tested positive for coronavirus.
Players who have tested positive will remain in Pakistan until the end of their quarantine period and then, if found negative after further testing, will head to England via a commercial flight.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan has also insisted that Pakistan's trip to England remains "very much on track".