Pakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez, on Wednesday, stunned everyone by stating that the COVID-19 test that he underwent on a personal capacity returned negative. He is one of 10 players to have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the first phase of PCB’s testing ahead of the England tour. Hafeez even took to Twitter to share his report and the PCB is not at all pleased with him.
The board’s CEO Wasim Khan spoke to the experienced cricketer on Wednesday to make it clear. During the conversation, he was told that he should have spoken to the PCB before taking any such actions by undermining the testing protocols. Khan also went on to state that this isn’t the first time that Hafeez has breached the rules especially when it comes to social media.
“I spoke to Hafeez today and I made it clear to him our disappointment at the way he had handled this entire affair. As an individual, he has a right to take a private test but he should have spoken to us first because he created a problem for us. This is not the first time that Hafeez has breached our rules in the media.
“He doesn’t have a central contract but once he was selected for the Pakistan team he has to abide by the rules and regulations for all players especially pertaining to the use of social media. We are still looking at the matter because it has caused us a lot of problems,” PCB CEO said on Cricket Baaz Youtube Channel.
PCB to test all the players again
Following Mohammad Hafeez’s negative result, the PCB has decided to test all the 29 players again. The ones who were tested negative, are in Lahore and will undergo their second phase of tests on Thursday while the 10 players and one support staff who are in isolation will be tested at their homes on June 26.
Pakistan squad members are scheduled to leave for Manchester on June 28 after which they will reach Derbyshire for their mandatory 14-day quarantine and train there as well.
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