Pakistan squad tests negative for Covid-19 in SA


LAHORE: The entire 34-member Pakistan cricket squad, including 21 players and 13 officials, have tested negative for Covid-19 in South Africa, Dawn learnt here on Saturday.

This means that now the Pakistan team will start practicing in Johannesburg from Sunday (today). Pakistan is touring South Africa to play three One-day Internationals and four T20Is.

The team left for South Africa through a chartered flight on Friday and soon after the arrival there, all the members of the squad underwent tests for Covid-19.

After the series in South Africa, Pakistan team will leave for Zimbabwe on April 16 where it will play two Tests and three T20Is. However, the schedule of the matches in Zimbabwe is yet to be announced.