Former Captain and Head Coach of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq tested positive for Covid-19

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Misbah-ul-Haq has tested positive for Covid-19 in Kingston and will leave for Pakistan after completing his quarantine period.

Former captain and Head Coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Misbah ul Haq has tested positive for Covid-19 on his return to Pakistan from Jamaica. He will have to quarantine in Jamaica and will not leave for Lahore with his teammates. 

The PCB said in a statement that Misbah, who is asymptomatic, will now undergo a 10-days quarantine in Jamaica. All other members are to fly out from Jamaica later today as scheduled on Wednesday.

“Misbah was the only Pakistan squad member who failed two pre-departure PCR tests,”

the cricket body said.

“The PCB is constantly in touch with Cricket West Indies who have confirmed that Misbah will be shifted to another hotel for the 10-day quarantine with a medical specialist assigned to look after his health and wellbeing,”

a Pakistan Cricket Board release stated.

For the moment, Pakistan Super League Franchise Islamabad United wished its former coach a

“very speedy recovery”.

Meanwhile, Azhar Ali, Yasir Shah, Muhammad Abbas, and Naseem Shah will not go back home as Yasir and Naseem will move to Antigua to take part in the CPL, While Abbas and Azhar will travel to London to play County Cricket.

On their tour of the West Indies, Pakistan won the T20 series and level the test series 1-1 after a great win against West Indies by 109 runs. 

Pakistan’s next task is to host New Zealand for three ODIs and five T20Is, starting from September 17. Pakistan is also hopeful to host England for two T20Is before the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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