Mohammad Hafeez has examined destructive in a personal take a look at for Covid-19, a day after a PCB take a look at outcome confirmed up as constructive. On Tuesday, Hafeez was introduced as one in all ten Pakistan gamers in complete who examined constructive for the virus after testing carried out on your complete 29-man squad on account of fly out to England on June 28.
Hafeez, nevertheless, carried out a personal take a look at at a special lab in Lahore for a “second opinion” for him and his household. That outcome, he stated in a tweet, was destructive for him and his household.
Hafeez had his second take a look at finished by the Chugtai Laboratory, whereas all of the PCB’s exams have been carried out by Shaukat Khanum Laboratory.
In follow, Hafeez’s new outcome has no impression as of but on the PCB’s journey schedule for its gamers. All gamers within the squad are in any case on account of bear an extra spherical of testing earlier than the crew’s scheduled departure on Sunday. The gamers whose outcomes have been destructive within the first spherical will all bear second exams in Lahore on June 25 in a bio-secure setting on the resort they’re in. The gamers who examined constructive, together with Hafeez, should not with the remainder of the squad – having been instructed by the board to isolate at residence – however have been additionally at all times scheduled to bear one other spherical of testing overseen by the PCB however from their very own residences.
These exams would have occurred on June 25 or 26 and a destructive take a look at for any of the gamers (who beforehand examined constructive) would have meant yet one more take a look at inside 48 hours. Provided that the outcomes of that final take a look at was additionally destructive would the participant be then cleared to journey, with two destructive exams out of three. The ultimate make-up of the squad, as Wasim Khan, the PCB’s chief govt, had identified, would solely be identified on June 27, a day earlier than journey.
It’s not clear whether or not Hafeez had knowledgeable the board that he was getting himself examined privately, or whether or not, in successfully breaking ranks, the matter now turns into a disciplinary challenge.