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Player named for South Africa tour tests positive for COVID-19

Player named for South Africa tour tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE (92 News) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that a player named in Pakistan's squad for the upcoming series in South Africa and Zimbabwe has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The development was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a press release on Wednesday.

"A total of 35 tests were conducted on the South Africa-bound Pakistan men’s national cricket team on Tuesday, 16 March. All squad members have tested negative, except for one player," said the PCB in a statement.

The statement also revealed that all the players and staff members who have tested negative for the pathogen will report at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday, March 18, whereas the player who has tested positive will join the squad after producing two negative tests.

“Those who have tested negative will now assemble in Lahore on Thursday, 18 March, for the training camp, which will commence at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday,” said the statement. “The player who has tested positive will undergo a repeat test on Thursday at his residence. If he tests negative, only then he will be eligible to travel to Lahore where he will remain in isolation for two more days before being retested.”

Pre-departure schedule of Cricket squad

The PCB also released the training, practice and media conferences schedule of the squad. 

Friday, March  19:

Pakistan captain Babar Azam to hold virtual media conference at 11:15 am.

Pakistan team will hold a training session at the Gaddafi Stadium from 1:00 pm onwards. The photographers and TV news channel camerapersons will be allowed to cover the training session from Far End building.

Saturday, March 20:

The Pakistan cricket team will hold a training session at the Gaddafi Stadium from 4 pm. The photographers and TV news channel camerapersons will be allowed to cover the training session from Far End building.

Sunday, March 21:

A squad member will hold a virtual media conference at 11:30am.

No training session has been scheduled for the day.

Monday, March 22:

The players will play an intra-squad 50-over match at the Gaddafi Stadium from 9:30 am. The photographers and TV news channel camerapersons will be allowed to cover the practice game from Far End building.

Tuesday, March 23:

A squad member will hold a virtual media conference at 11:30 am. No training session has been scheduled for the day.

Wednesday, March 24:

The players will play an intra-squad 50-over match at the Gaddafi Stadium from 9:30 am. Photographers and TV news channel camerapersons will be allowed to cover the practice game from Far End building.

Thursday, March 25:

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq will hold pre-departure virtual media conference. The time will be confirmed closer to the date.

No training session has been scheduled for the day

Friday, March 26:

The team will depart for South Africa.