Spinner Kashif Bhatti back in Pakistan squad after testing COVID-19 negative
London : Pakistan left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti has been allowed to join the rest of his team squad after his two consecutive reports of coronavirus tests came negative as per the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) protocols.
The 33-year-old cricketer had tested positive for coronavirus soon after landing in UK. He was asked to go under self-isolation in Worcester.
Now, after two consecutive negative reports, he has been allowed to reintegrate with his team, reported ESPNcricinfo.
“The player had returned a positive test result for the remnants of a previous Covid-19 infection and in consultation with Public Health England and a virologist, a safety-first approach was taken to isolate the player,” an ECB spokesperson said.
“The player has now returned a second negative test with no risk of infection to other players and staff.”
The majority of Pakistan players had reached England on June 29. Pakistan are scheduled to play a three-match Test series against England to be held in a bio-secure environment, starting August 5 at Manchester.