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Hafeez, Wahab among six Pakistan players cleared to make England trip

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz are among the six players cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to join the rest of the touring party in England after returning two successive negative tests for Covid-19.

The six players – Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hasnain and Shadab Khan being the others – all underwent their second Covid-19 test in four days on Monday, and are now eligible travel to England later this week. The six players had all previously tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

The PCB, in a media release on Tuesday, said it would “start making travel arrangements” and that “details will be shared in due course”.

Last Sunday, 20 players, including reserve players Musa Khan and Rohail Nazir, were among the first batch of Pakistan players to fly to Manchester. The six players who have now been cleared to travel will join the squad in Worcestershire ahead of Pakistan’s upcoming Test and T20I series with England in August and September.

On Tuesday the ECB confirmed that all 20 Pakistan players and 11 backroom staff have tested negative for Covid-19 since their arrival in the UK on Sunday.

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