Misbah-ul-Haq tests positive for Covid-19
Misbah-ul-Haq has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and will be quarantined in Jamaica. The Pakistan head coach is the only member of Pakistan’s West Indies contingent who failed two pre-departure RT-PCR tests. Misbah, who is asymptomatic, will now be quarantined in Jamaica for 10 days before being allowed to return to Pakistan if subsequent Covid tests are negative. All other members of the Pakistan team will return on time (August 25).
“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.
Pakistan won the T20I series 1-0 (three other games were washed out) and drew the Test series 1-1 after a 109-run win in Jamaica during their Caribbean tour. Their next assignment is a three-ODI and five T20I series against New Zealand, which begins on September 17.