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Hafeez should have confronted PCB if he got his second Covid report as negative: Shoaib Akhtar


New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has stated that all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez should have confronted the PCB if he got his second coronavirus take a look at end result as adverse. Akhtar stated that Hafeez should have confronted the PCB moderately than posting his take a look at end result on Twitter.

“PCB showed a bit of mismanagement, we just started doing random testing of players, now players have tested positive for coronavirus, the worst-hit area due to coronavirus is maybe Lahore, then it is Karachi. I am sure that if you keep on testing, you will get more and more positive results,” Akhtar stated on his YouTube channel.

“Now, the tests are done, my advice to Hafeez was to go for the retest, but he should not have posted the result of his second Test on Twitter, he should have confronted the PCB, you should not get on bad terms with the board. The tour of England is important for Pakistan, we need to send our solid team there if we want to win the Test series,” he added.

Earlier this week, after testing optimistic for coronavirus, Hafeez as soon as once more underwent the take a look at and on Wednesday revealed, that he has now examined adverse. Hafeez shared the report of his newest coronavirus Test on Twitter and stated that he opted to go for an additional examination for his private satisfaction.

“After testing positive COVID-19 acc to PCB testing Report yesterday, as 2nd opinion and for satisfaction I personally went to Test it again along with my family, and here I along with my all family members are reported Negative,” Hafeez had tweeted.



The PCB had initially deliberate to ship a squad of 29 gamers to England, however ten gamers examined optimistic for coronavirus earlier this week. On Saturday, Wasim Khan, the PCB chief govt, introduced that six of these ten gamers returned adverse outcomes after they had been examined for the second time.

So, as a end result, 20 gamers and 11 members of the assist employees might be travelling to England first. The remainder of the gamers will be part of the squad later after returning two adverse assessments.

Players who have departed for England– Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, and Yasir Shah.

Zafar Gohar, the left-arm spinner who performed an ODI in 2015, will be part of the facet from England and can solely be concerned in pre-match preparations.

Pakistan had final performed Test cricket in February this yr towards Bangladesh. They had been scheduled to play the second Test later in April, however the match was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (ANI)


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