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All nine first XI players tested negative for COVID-19

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LAHORE: Nine squad members of first XI underwent Covid-19 tests on the eve of their second round first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches at the team hotel in Karachi and have come out negative.

The tests were conducted on those who were experiencing flu and fever related symptoms to ensure health and safety of both unwell squad members as well as the rest of the participants, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board here on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Southern Punjab’s Mohammad Abbas and Aamer Yamin are sitting out their side’s match against Balochistan that began today at the National Stadium as both are unwell.

He said Sindh’s Mir Hamza returned home after experiencing flu and fever symptoms at the end of his side’s first round match against Central Punjab that concluded at the National Stadium on Wednesday.

“Sindh have included Sohail Khan and Anwar Ali in their squad for their match against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which began at the UBL Sports Complex today”, he said.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.