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One Pakistan squad member for South Africa tour tests positive for COVID-19

Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and four T20Is against South Africa from April 2 till April 16.

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One Pakistan squad member for the South Africa tour has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the update on Wednesday.

However, the PCB did not identify the player who tested positive, it only said that the rest of the squad has tested negative

“A total of 35 tests were conducted on the South Africa-bound team on Tuesday. All squad members have tested negative, except for one player”, said PCB in a statement.

“Those who have tested negative will now assemble in Lahore on Thursday, for the training camp, which will commence at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday,” PCB added.

According to PCB, 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,” the board notified.

Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and four T20Is against South Africa from April 2 till April 16.

As being reported, after the South Africa tour, the team will depart to Zimbabwe, to play two Tests and three T20Is against the Chevrons.

Pakistan squad for the three formats for the South Africa tour was announced a week ago.

T20I Squad: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohamamad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal, Usman Qadir.

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ODI Squad: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider, Danish Aziz, Saud Shakil, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad, Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir.

Test Squad: Babar Azam, Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Tabish Khan, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Nauman Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Sajid Khan.

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