The veteran pacer Mohammad Amir has consecutively tested negative of the coronavirus after arriving in England, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) informed. He will join the team to play the three-match T20I series which will begin from 28th August.
Mohammad Amir, earlier, was not included in the squad but later after Haris Rauf tested positive of the virus, he was flown from Pakistan to England. According to guidelines, he served five-days isolation during which he was twice tested negative of the infectious virus. PCB proclaimed that he would now be available to join the squad.
“Amir left for England from Lahore on 24 July and, as per the UK government’s guidelines, was in isolation for a period of five days during which he was tested twice,” the PCB said in a statement on its website.
Mohammad Amir has already retired from Test cricket so he will only be available to play T20I series.
Haris Rauf also test negatives: PCB
Haris Rauf, who made the T20I debut in January this year, had also tested negative of the virus after being tested positive before travelling to England. He went under treatment and cleared two COVID-19 tests. As per PCB, he would arrive in the UK this weekend.
“Fast bowler Haris Rauf has cleared his second COVID-19 test and is eligible to join the squad in England. As per the protocols he was tested twice – Monday and Wednesday. He is expected to travel over the weekend. Details of his travel plan will be shared in due course, ” the cricket board said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will first play three-match Test series which will begin from 5th August in Manchester. For the first Test, selectors have shortlisted 20 players for the squad. The next two matches will be played from 13th August and 21st August in Southampton. The T20I series will commence from 28th August and the last match of the series will be played on 1st September.