Kashif Bhatti joined the Pakistan squad after testing unfavourable for Covid-19 in Worcester on July 8, earlier than touring to Derbyshire earlier this week.
Pakistan spinner Kashif Bhatti. (Twitter Picture)
Pakistan left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti has been allowed to hitch the remainder of the squad in Worcester after testing Covid-19 unfavourable twice as per the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) protocols.
The 33-year-old had earlier examined optimistic after arriving within the UK with a delayed third batch of Pakistani gamers for the collection beginning subsequent month.
Bhatti arrived right here late after testing optimistic again residence in Pakistan. He was cleared to fly to the UK after testing unfavourable twice as per the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) protocols.
However after touchdown within the UK, his preliminary take a look at outcomes performed beneath ECB protocols turned out optimistic, forcing him to self-isolate from the remainder of the Pakistan squad in Worcester.
However he’s now being allowed to combine with the staff after consecutive unfavourable outcomes, reported ESPNcricinfo.
“The participant had returned a optimistic take a look at outcome for the remnants of earlier Covid-19 an infection and in session with Public Well being England and a virologist, a safety-first method was taken to isolate the participant,” an ECB spokesperson mentioned.
“The participant has now returned a second unfavourable take a look at with no danger of an infection to different gamers and employees.”
Bhatti flew to the UK together with fellow cricketers Haider Ali and Imran Khan, in addition to staff masseur Malang Ali. All these people had initially examined optimistic in Pakistan.
The majority of the Pakistan squad landed right here on June 29 whereas a second batch of gamers together with Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz, all of whom examined unfavourable on the retest, arrived just a few days later.
The third batch of Pakistani gamers and help employees arrived right here on July 8.
Pakistan are scheduled to play a three-match Take a look at collection in opposition to England to be held in a bio-secure surroundings, beginning August 5 at Manchester.