Pakistan veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez, who is in England to play the T20I series, has got himself under trouble after his social media post of meeting an old lady outside the bio-secure bubble went viral. He would have to go under a five day isolation period after breaching the safety protocols imposed by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
On Wednesday, Mohammad Hafeez, on his official Twitter account, posted a picture with an old lady whom he met in the golf course adjacent to the team hotel. He termed the lady as inspirational because at the age of 90 she was connected with the sport. However, that post backfired him. The Pakistani player got under scrutiny because he breached the bio-secure bubble which mentions that the player should not meet any outsider to curb the spread of the virus.
The ECB medical team is aware of the breach of protocol and Hafeez will most likely have to isolate himself for five days and then undergo two negative Covid-19 tests before he rejoins the team again.
As per sources, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is also disappointed with the player’s irresponsible move despite being strictly instructed to meet any outsider.
Met an inspirational Young lady today morning at Golf course. She is 90+ & & living her life healthy & happily.Good healthy routine ??? pic.twitter.com/3tsWSkXl1E
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 12, 2020
England cricketer Jofra Archer had also breached the bio-secure environment in the last month Test series against West Indies. He had gone his home for one hour amid the series. Soon after, ECB got informed about the pacer’s mistake. Archer was self-isolated for five days during which he went under two COVID-19 tests although he cleared them. He was also fined for an undisclosed amount and was given a written warning.
Mohammad Hafeez had tested positive of virus:
Before touring England, Mohmmad Hafeez had got his name in headlines. He had first tested positive of the virus conducted by PCB. But the next day, it was stated that Hafeez has cleared the test after he privately got himself tested. The whole incident had made a mockery of PCB on social media.