Pakistan spinner Kashif Bhatti joins squad after testing COVID negative

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17 Jul 2020 | 05:44 AM
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Pakistan spinner Kashif Bhatti joins squad after testing COVID negative

Bhatti was self-isolating after testing positive earlier for the coronavirus

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Pakistan's Kashif Bhatti has rejoined the squad in England after self-isolating following a positive test for coronavirus, it was announced.

Pakistan are in England preparing for a three-Test series starting in Manchester on August 5, with those matches set to be followed by three Twenty20 internationals.

"A Pakistan player has been cleared to return to the squad after undergoing a precautionary period of self-isolation," said an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman.

"The player had returned a positive test result for the remnants of a previous COVID-19 infection and in consultation with Public Health England and a virologist, a safety-first approach was taken to isolate the player.

"The player has since returned two negative tests with no risk of infection to other players and staff."

Thursday's announcement came on the same day that England fast bowler Jofra Archer was ruled out of the ongoing second Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford after breaching bio-security regulations.

Bhatti flew to the UK along with fellow cricketers Haider Ali and Imran Khan, besides team masseur Malang Ali. All these individuals had initially tested positive in Pakistan.

The bulk of the Pakistan squad landed here on June 29 while a second batch of players including Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz, all of whom tested negative on the retest, arrived a few days later.

The third batch of Pakistani players and support staff arrived on July 8.

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