Pakistan Naseem Shah tests Covid-19 positive


Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah tested positive for Covid-19 just one day after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Similarly; according to PCB, he has been released from the hospital and is feeling better now.

According to sources, Naseem Shah will obey the full Covid-19 protocol at the hotel and will continue to stay in isolation for the next few days. He will not be locked up in his room and can move around by keeping a safe distance.

After that; being diagnosed with pneumonia Naseem spent Wednesday night in the hospital. And the PCB declared that a medical team is monitoring him. This, along with a positive Covid-19 test, means he will miss the last two games of the current series against England.

However; the PCB stated that Nadeem would isolate themselves at home for two days before joining the next tour of New Zealand*, which is set to begin in Christchurch on October 7.

After an unknown individual of the support staff tested positive for Covid-19 a week earlier. Naseem is the second member of the Pakistani team to acquire the virus during the ongoing series against England.

Therefore; PCB is waiting for the 19-year-old’s medical reports. This is to decide whether he will be able to play in the tri-nation series planned in New Zealand. The 19-year-old is a member of Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad. Thus he  will play its first match in Australia next month.

In other words; Naseem participated in the opening game of the ongoing series against England and the recently finished Asia Cup. He appeared as a new ball bowler in the absence of injured Shaheen Shah Afridi.


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