Mohammad Hafeez survive COVID-19 scare after PCB tests him for the second time
Previously, the PCB wasn't happy with Hafeez, who conducted his tests by himself.
Published - Jun 27, 2020 5:37 pm | Updated - Jun 27, 2020 5:37 pm
There has been a lot of drama, surrounding Mohammad Hafeez, the veteran Pakistan all-rounder. On Tuesday, June 23, he was one of the 10 current Pakistan cricketers to be tested positive for the COVID-19. However, on the very next day, he conducted a test all by himself and was found negative. But the decision didn’t go down well with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by any means.
Wasim Khan, the PCB Chief Executive, said that Hafeez taking matters on his own hands created a lot of problems. In the meantime, Aamer Sohail, the former Pakistan cricketer, said that the PCB has been rusty in handling the matter. He said that the matter was a kind of an embarrassment for Pakistan cricket. He also said that Hafeez wasn’t bound by any contract to inform the PCB.
Mohammad Hafeez gets a delightful news
Amidst all the chaos, it has now been learned that Hafeez has been tested negative for coronavirus in the second test conducted by the PCB as per reports in ESPNcricinfo. With the results, it can be said that the saga over him has finally come to a close. Apart from Hafeez, a number of other cricketers have fallen prey to the virus. It started with Shahid Afridi, who is still an active cricketer at the age of 40.
Thereafter, the news of Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan and Haider Ali getting infected came to the fore. Then, it was the turn of Mohammad Hasnain, Wahab Riaz, Kashif Bhatti, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan and Imran Khan along with Hafeez, to get affected by the ungodly virus. Pakistan cricket was jolted with the blows with the tour of England, scheduled to get underway on July 30 at the Lord’s.
Pakistan would be arriving on Sunday on English soil without the 10 COVID-19-infected cricketers. Previously, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave a green signal to the tour. Apart from three Tests, the visitors would also be playing in three T20Is.
Pakistan cricket was halted back in March when their third leg of their home series against Bangladesh couldn’t take place. It consisted of a Test and an ODI at the National Stadium in Karachi. Then the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) also had to be deferred.