Wahab Riaz during Pakistan's match in WC 2019. (Source: Twitter)

The COVID-19 has struck the Pakistan cricket the most. After Shadab Khan, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf, seven more players and a support staff member has been tested positive for the disease.

Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz have all tested positive for COVID-19, Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday (June 23).

Malang Ali, the masseuse is the one from the supports staff. “The PCB medical panel is already in contact with these players and the masseur, who have been instructed to observe strict quarantine at their homes for their and their families’ wellbeing,” the board said in a release.

Earlier, former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for Coronavirus. Afridi took to Twitter and confirmed the news himself.

Afridi is the third Pakistan cricketer who has tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, Taufeeq Umar said he was feeling a bit sick, and on being tested on Monday 25 may he was declared Corona positive, based on his test report. He said his symptoms were not that severe and requested his friends and well wishers to pray for his speedy recovery.

Umar is the second Pakistani cricketer to test positive for Coronavirus, Zafar Sarfraz a 50-year-old former first-class cricketer passed away due to Corona last month.


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