Mohammad Hafeez says he has tested negative for coronavirus after being one of 10 players who the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed to have contracted COVID-19.
On Tuesday the PCB said seven of its team members and a masseur had tested positive, with three others having been found to have the virus on Monday ahead of a scheduled tour to England.
However, on Wednesday Hafeez claimed he did not have coronavirus, tweeting a picture of a test result that showed he was negative.
The all-rounder said he and his family got the all-clear after seeking a second opinion.
After Tested positive COVID-19 acc to PCB testing Report yesterday,as 2nd opinion & for satisfaction I personally went to Test it again along with my family and here I along with my all family members are reported Negetive Alham du Lillah. May Allah keep us all safe pic.twitter.com/qy0QgUvte0
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) June 24, 2020
England and Pakistan are due to play three Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals from the end of July until September.
The PCB said the latest players to test positive, aside from Hafeez, were Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz, along with masseur Malang Ali.
In a statement, the PCB said its medical panel was “already in contact with these players and the masseur, who have been instructed to observe strict quarantine at their homes for their and their families’ wellbeing”.
It remains to be seen if Hafeez’s latest result will allow him to be free of the same quarantine restrictions.