Lahore, June 23 (IANS) With seven more Pakistan players testing positive for coronavirus, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has once again asked the public to adhere to the rules and regulations put in place by the government.
Speaking on the development, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: "The recent positive tests of some of the fittest athletes, who had not shown any symptoms, clearly reflect the danger this virus possesses. As such, and on behalf of the PCB, I once again request the public to strictly adhere to all safety precautions as advised and recommended by the federal and provincial governments to ensure their health and safety as well as of their dear and near ones."
Commenting on the players who have tested positive, Wasim said: "As regards the players, who have tested positive, we will continue to monitor and support them, including conducting antibody tests, and as soon as they test negative, they will be flown to join the squad in England. At the moment, they have been advised to go into self-isolation so that they not only recover quickly but also prevent their other family members from being infected."
He went on to add that the tour of England is on track. "The tour to England is very much on track and the side will depart as per schedule on 28 June. Fortunately, all the first-choice red-ball squad, barring Mohammad Rizwan, are negative, which means they can start training and practicing immediately after they have been tested and given the all clear when they arrive in England.
"In the meantime, Misbah-ul-Haq is reviewing the training schedule in England and is firming up plans for reserve players to be tested as a backup."