Pakistan Women's pre-training camp hit by Covid-19; 1 isolated, 2 withdrawn

Faizan Lakhani

A female cricketer was on Friday withdrawn and sent into self-isolation from Pakistan women cricketers’ high-performance camp after testing positive for COVID-19 while two others withdrew after showing respiratory problems, the PCB said on Friday.

The High-Performance camp for female cricketers is set to kick off from Saturday in Karachi. A total of 27 players and other support staff were tested a second time for COVID-19 on Thursday at their arrival.

“The three squad members' progress will be regularly monitored by the PCB’s medical panel,” a PCB statement said.

“They will be allowed to reintegrate with the rest of the squad after complete recovery subject to retesting with negative results as per PCB Domestic COVID -19 SOPs,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, two officials have not joined the 'bio-secure' bubble yet. One official's second test was conducted today in the evening and the other official's second test will be conducted on Sunday morning.

If their second test comes out negative, they will join the squad accordingly and will be included in the Bio-secure Zone.

The National Women’s High-Performance Camp, which commences at the National Stadium on Saturday, has been set-up to help the players in their skill and match fitness. The camp serves as an opener of the women’s domestic and international cricket season 2020-21.

Pakistan Women's pre-training camp hit by Covid-19; 1 isolated, 2 withdrawn