Senior Pakistan player Mohammad Hafeez was placed in the isolation after he has breached the bio-secure bubble on Wednesday which was created by the England Cricket Board for the ongoing Test series between the England and Pakistan.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the team management has decided to isolate him until he returns a negative COVID-19 test. The Board further added that Hafeez went to a golf course, which is near to the team hotel and also a part of the bio-secure bubble. However, he was photographed with a member of the public and posted the picture on his social media account as well.
”It was evident from the photograph that Hafeez had breached the two-metre social distancing protocol and following a consultation process with the team doctor, the team management has decided to isolate him until he returns a negative Covid-19 test,” PCB said in its statement.
”The decision to put Hafeez in isolation has been taken for his and the safety and security of everyone around him. The team management believes it was an inadvertent mistake, but a good reminder for everyone on the importance of following the bio-secure protocols, which have been designed for the health and safety of everyone,” it further added.
PCB has confirmed that Mohammad Hafeez had undergone a Covid-19 test late Wednesday afternoon and the result is expected to come on Thursday. It further said that the team management had updated the England Cricket Board of its decision as well. Hafeez was among players who had tested positive before touring to the country for the series, for which you can check out its waging odds.
However, he then created an embarrassing situation for the Pakistan Cricket Board when he privately got himself tested and the result came out as negative and he had also posted on his Twitter account.
However, he had two more tests which came out negative before he was being permitted to tour to the UK. Meanwhile, the ECB has been taking any breach of the biosecurity protocol very seriously amid the crunch situation of COVID-19.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer was earlier dropped from the team for the second Test against West Indies after he also breached the biosecurity bubble as he went to his apartment in Brighton.
Mohammad Hafeez, an experienced allrounder has also got himself into trouble previously when he commented something on Pakistan cricket and its selection matters.