One player from South Africa-bound team tests positive for Covid-19

KARACHI: All squad members have tested negative except for one player out of the total 35-member South Africa-bound Pakistan men’s national cricket team.

The tests were conducted on March 16. Those who have tested negative will now assemble in Lahore on March 18, for the training camp, which will commence at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

The player who has tested positive will undergo a repeat test on Thursday at his residence. If he tests negative, only then he will be eligible to travel to Lahore where he will remain in isolation for two more days before being retested.

The team is scheduled to leave for South Africa on March 26 for the three ODIs and four T20Is against South Africa. They will then fly to Bulawayo on April 17 for three T20Is and two Tests against Zimbabwe. The side is scheduled to return on May 12.