One player has tested positive for COVID-19 after the first round of tests, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The name of the player has not been disclosed yet.

“A total of 35 tests were conducted on the South Africa-bound Pakistan men’s national cricket team on Tuesday, 16 March. All squad members have tested negative, except for one player,” said the PCB in a statement.

The PCB has said that rest of the 34 players will assemble in Lahore as per schedule.

“If he tests negative, only then will he be eligible to travel to Lahore where he will remain in isolation for two more days before being retested,” said the PCB regarding the tested player’s path to join the squad.

The second round of test will be conducted on arrival in Lahore on March 18. The third and fourth tests will be done on March 21 and 24.


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