The Pakistan Cricket Board had confirmed that the three players – Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan had tested positive for COVID-19.
The players were tested ahead of the Pakistan tour of England, though the players have no symptoms and are in self-isolation.
The statement released by PCB read, “The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed three players – Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan – have tested positive for Covid-19. The players had shown no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi on Sunday ahead of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s tour to England.”
“The PCB medical panel is in contact with the three who have been advised to immediately go into self-isolation,” the statement added.
Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, also screened in Rawalpindi, have tested negative and, as such, will travel to Lahore on 24 June.
The other players and team officials, barring Cliffe Deacon, Shoaib Malik and Waqar Younis, underwent tests at their respective centres in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar on Monday. Their results are expected at some stage on Tuesday, which will also be announced by the PCB through its usual channels.
A few days ago three Bangladesh cricketer, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal were tested positive for the COVID-19. Before that, former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was tested positive.