Hafeez had examined constructive for COVID-19 when the board carried out the primary spherical of exams of all of the 29 England sure gamers alongside 12 help employees attributable to board the UK-bound flight on Sunday (June 28). Hafeez’s outcome got here constructive together with 9 different gamers and an official.
But the very subsequent day the previous Pakistani captain posted a tweet with a report from a non-public medical facility the place the outcome confirmed that he has examined unfavourable. The board, clearly upset with Hafeez’s refusal to enter quarantine gave him a rap on the knuckles.
According to a supply within the board, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial hospital, which examined the gamers and officers did a retest of the sooner pattern they’d taken from Hafeez and it once more got here constructive for Covid-19.
“This is a very intriguing situation for the board. It will be interesting to see what is the result of the second test taken today of the 10 players, who tested positive in the first test earlier this week will come,” the supply mentioned.
The board has mentioned it’s going to announce outcomes of all exams on Saturday (June 27). The supply mentioned that if Hafeez once more exams constructive on Saturday he’s more likely to face disciplinary motion from the board as as an alternative of going into isolation after the primary take a look at outcome, he most popular to do get a second take a look at completed.
A supply near Hafeez defended his motion, insisting that the participant was “very disturbed” after his first take a look at got here constructive and he was clearly involved for his speedy household.
“That is why he took a second test privately as a precautionary measure he had no intention to embarrass the authorities,” the supply mentioned.
If the second exams of the gamers who earlier examined constructive once more comes constructive they’ll miss the flight to England and will likely be changed by reserves and should bear a quarantine course of.
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