Mohammad Nawaz, the bowling all rounder has been tested positive a few days before Pakistan home series against New Zealand kick starts.
The 27-year old, who also has make it to the ICC T20 World Cup squad of Pakistan, is now in a mandatory quarantine for two weeks as per the COVID 19 rules of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The all-rounder tested positive during the second COVID test upon his arrival to Islamabad. All other members, except Nawaz, have been tested negative and will undergo a training session on Friday at the Rawalpinid Cricket Ground.
Mohammad Nawaz tests positive ahead of New Zealand series
The guest team will arrive in Islamabad on coming Saturday as the two teams are scheduled to play a three-match ODI series alongside a five-match T20I series icn Lahore, Gadaffi Stadium.
As the first ODI will mark place on 17th September, Nawaz may entriely miss the ODI series. His quarantine is likely to be terminated by 22nd September, hence, he might take place in the 20-over encounters to begin from 25th September.
Notably, the men in green will later undergo a two-match home T20I series vs England that will serve as a practice forum for both particpants before their arrival for the T20 World Cup 2021 at event’s venues.