Ashley Giles has admitted he is “concerned” by the news of Pakistan players testing positive for Covid-19 but insists at this stage he does not think the series against England is in doubt.
The Pakistan squad was planning on leaving for England on Sunday with a Test series scheduled to start on August 5. But it was announced on Monday that three Pakistan players – Haider Ali, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf – had tested positive for the virus. Other Pakistan squad members are expected to receive their test results on Tuesday.
But while Giles, the managing director of England men’s cricket, conceded the situation was far from ideal, he did not feel the news put the series in doubt.
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“It is a concern,” Giles said. “Obviously I’m most concerned about those players who tested positive and their welfare.
“At the moment, I don’t think the…