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Update on the second Covid-19 tests of women cricketers

  • One squad member tests positive, two squad members withdrawn from the bio-secure bubble due to Upper Respiratory Tract Infection symptoms
  • Urdu version of the media release attached here

Karachi, 9 October 2020: A women player has tested positive in the second round of Covid-19 testing ahead of the National Women’s High Performance Camp and, as such, she has been put in self-isolation, while a player and a player support personnel have also been withdrawn from the bio-secure bubble as a precaution after they showed symptoms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

The three squad members' progress will be regularly monitored by the PCB’s medical panel.

They will be allowed to reintegrate with rest of the squad after complete recovery subject to retesting with negative results as per PCB Domestic Covid -19 SOPs.

The National Women’s High Performance Camp, which commences at the National Stadium on Saturday, has been set-up to help the players in their skill and match fitness. The camp serves as an opener of the women’s domestic and international cricket season 2020-21.

Meanwhile, two officials have not joined the Bio-secure bubble yet. One official's second test was conducted today in the evening and the other official's second test will be conducted on Sunday morning.

If their second test come out negative, they will join the squad accordingly and will be included in the Bio-secure Zone.

Note to editors:

Update on the first Covid-19 tests of the players and support staff is available here

Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan express their eagerness to join the camp. Click here to read more

Media release on the announcement of the National High Performance Camp for women cricketers is available here