Haider Ali, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf have tested positive for Covid-19, the PCB have announced.
The three players, who, according to the board, are all asymptomatic, will now undergo a period of isolation. Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari were the other players tested in Rawalpindi alongside the trio, with their results coming back as negative. Bowling coach Waqar Younis, Shoaib Malik and Cliffe Deacon all underwent tests, with their results expected back on Tuesday.
The developments lays bare the stark challenges of going ahead with international cricket in these times, with Pakistan’s departure for England for a three-Test three-T20I tour less than a month away.
The team were due to arrive in the UK five weeks before the start of the series in August, with the travelling party self-containing in a “bubble” which meant they would not contact anyone outside their group. Families were to…