Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq tests positive for coronavirus

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25th Aug, 2021. 06:52 pm

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has tested positive for coronavirus, said a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday.

“Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has tested positive and, as such, will not depart for Lahore with his side later today (Wednesday),” read a statement issued by the cricket’s governing body.

The PCB said that the former captain is ‘asymptomatic’ and will stay behind in Jamaica, where he will complete a 10-day quarantine. It added that Misbah will depart for Pakistan after completing the quarantine period.

“Misbah was the only Pakistan squad member who failed two pre-departure PCR tests. All other members will leave Jamaica as per schedule later today,” the PCB further said.

The board further said that it is “constantly in touch with Cricket West Indies” over Misbah’s quarantine. It added that the West Indies board has informed them that the Pakistan team coach will be shifted to another hotel where he will complete his isolation with a “medical specialist” who will “look after his health and wellbeing”.

Misbah had arrived in Barbados on July 21 with the T20 squad from England. He was initially with the team in Barbados and Guyana where the T20 leg of the series between Pakistan and West Indies was played. He had later moved to Jamaica for the Test series that ended with a 1-1- draw.

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