Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has joined the Pakistan cricket team here after being found negative in two consecutive corona virus tests upon arrival in Britain. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that Amir has joined the team after spending mandatory time in isolation. He was found to be corona virus negative twice during isolation.
In a statement PCB said, “On 24 July Amir left for England from Lahore and lived in isolation for five days as per UK government guidelines and during this time he was found to be negative in two tests.”
Aamir, who has retired from Test cricket, will play against England in a series of three T20 matches which will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester from 28 August. Pakistan's England tour will begin in Manchester from August 5 with a three-Test series.
The PCB has also confirmed that Haris Rauf, who was previously found to be positive, is now found to be negative and is expected to join the rest of the team in England soon. Cricket Board said, 'Fast bowler Haris Rauf has also come negative in the second Covid-19 test and is eligible to join the team in England. He was tested on Monday and Wednesday as per rules.
PCB said, 'He is expected to leave this weekend. His travel plans will be shared when the time comes.'