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Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan have tested positive for COVID 19

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    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...sts-week-one-every-five-days-pakistan-players

    Pakistan's players and support staff will be subject to three rounds of Covid-19 testing apart from a host of other precautions before they leave for their England tour. Once in England, the entire touring party will be tested every five days. The PCB medical board admitted that despite the extensive measures due to be undertaken, eliminating risk entirely was not possible. However, the bio-secure bubble that the players will be in should help mitigate concerns. The tour, consisting of three Tests and three T20Is, will begin in August.

    Dr Sohail Saleem, Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB's) director of sports medicine, said the touring party would have to follow guidelines strictly, and that a combination of safety measures had been worked out to ensure the risk was reduced to the minimum.

    Between Sunday and Monday, 28 players were tested (minus Shoaib Malik, who will be travelling later), alongside 12 members of the support staff. All of them were tested at their respective homes. Those testing 'negative' will move to a five-star hotel in Lahore and remain in isolation, while anyone who tests positive will remain in isolation at home and be provided medical assistance. For those who have not tested positive, a full medical screening and a second Covid-19 test will be carried out on June 25 at the hotel. If someone tests positive on this second test, they will be taken out of the cluster for treatment.

    "It is a big risk," Saleem said in a video conference. "We can't really say it's not a risk. We are trying to build a new normal, redefining etiquette - respiratory marks, hand washing... it is a combination of many thing to make sure that we are keeping safe or reducing the risk factor to the minimum. Cricket isn't a contact sport. The only source (of contact) is the cricket ball. Two different analyses confirmed that the chances of transmitting the virus through sweat are less, while you cannot use saliva at all.

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    Good to see a lot of precautions being taken, can't really afford any slip-ups. Obviously a bit concerning that the medical officer is describing the tour as 'big risk' but here's hoping, In Shaa Allah all goes smoothly.

    Will be a shame without any fans, Pak fans in the UK do come to games (maybe not tests) and generally create a awesome atmosphere for the players.
     
  2. Mohsin
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    I managed to secure tickets to the Lords test as well, unfortunate
     
  3. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Good idea to continuously monitor the players, and auxiliary staff.

    Pak squad should travel with minimum supporting staff not only to minimize the risk but also save on expenses.

    Right now, we have a better chance to treat the Covid patients rather than just letting them die struggling under ventilators.
    Dexamethasone and Ramdesivir have shown good promise if the patient is diagnosed early.

    Let the games begin, and hopefully it will be all OK.
     
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    Bit of an update;

    Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan's participation in Pakistan's tour of England is in doubt after all three tested positive for Covid-19.

    The players had shown no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi on Sunday ahead of the tour that is due to begin in August. All three were in line to play in the white-ball leg of the campaign.

    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...-haris-rauf-haider-ali-test-positive-covid-19
     
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    Good to see all the precautions being taken and glad to hear the players are not showing any symptoms alhumdullilah - safety first.

    Having said that - slightly worrying that 5 test results have come back so far and 3 are positive.

    That is however a loud and clear message to the people who were harping on about how the tour should be cancelled due to UK being so badly effected by COVID. COVID is also a significant concern in Pakistan, however, due to the test only being available to the minority who can afford it and are showing symptoms, the numbers do not show the extent of the virus in Pakistan.

    The players have a much lower chance of catching COVID in a bio-secure set up in the UK compared to going about their general day to day life in Pakistan.

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  8. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    I think they can install huge speakers in the ground and play the recording of crowd's applause, and slogans and screams and all different kind of crowd noises to suite the playing moments.

    They won't need it in India though, because in half of the game, the crowd remains in pin drop silence mode when the opposition is playing well.
     
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    Bet none of these guys were doing social distancing or taking any care
     
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    1. Shadab Khan
    2. Haris Rauf
    3. Haider Ali
    4. Fakhar Zaman
    5. Imran Khan
    6. Kashif Bhatti
    7. Mohammad Hafeez
    8. Mohammad Hasnain
    9. Mohammad Rizwan
    10. Wahab Riaz
    11. Malang Ali (Support Staff)

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/press-release-detail/second-update-on-covid-19-tests.html

    Full list of players and support staff who came back COVID positive. A team in itself.

    Here's wishing all the players the best inshAllah and hoping this passes without any significant impact on their health and wellbeing
     
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    the new positives are

    Kashif Bhatti,
    Mohammad Hasnain,
    Fakhar Zaman,
    Mohammad Rizwan,
    Mohammad Hafeez,
    Wahab Riaz,
    Imran Khan


    Sorry to hear about their state and hope they all recover soon.

    On the other hand, this could be a blessing in disguise if we drop a few of them, especially the ones in bold. Hope they all recover soon.
     
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    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...ve-covid-19-day-pcb-announces-positive-result

    Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative in a private test for Covid-19, a day after a PCB test result showed up as positive. On Tuesday, Hafeez was announced as one of ten Pakistan players in total who tested positive for the virus after testing carried out on the entire 29-man squad due to fly out to England on June 28.

    Hafeez, however, conducted a private test for "second opinion" for him and his family in Lahore. That result, he said in a tweet, was negative for him and his family
     
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    What is he trying to prove here? Whose report should we believe now? And how would ECB react now? What would Professor saab do if he's god forbid tested positive in England?

    The guy has been banned numerous times for chucking but the dheet never gives up on his bowling or seniority tag.

    Now all other 9 positive tested players will also go for private tests and comeback with negative results hence jeopardizing PCB's testing process.
     
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    Hope he gets dropped for this, would actually be a blessing lol
     
  16. Choi Saab
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    These are the questions.

    If he didn't inform the board, this might be 'breaking ranks', possible disciplinary?
     
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    Haris Sohail took a great decision by opting out of this tour amidst the pandemic. This so called bio-secure environment can be mentally challenging, add to it the frequent testing. PCB has lost it big time, who cares about a sport amidst a pandemic.
     

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