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Mohammad Amir joins Pakistan squad in England after COVID tests

Friday, 31 July 2020 (17:51 IST)
London: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir has joined the Pakistan squad in Derby for the series against England after clearing two COVID-19 tests, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
PCB confirmed that Amir has joined the rest of the squad after serving his mandatory quarantine period, during which he tested negative twice.
''Amir left for England from Lahore on 24 July and, as per the UK government's guidelines, was in isolation for a period of five days during which he was tested twice,'' the PCB said in a statement on its website.
Amir will be part of a three-match T20 series against England to be played in a bio-secure environment at the Old Trafford, Manchester starting August 28.Pakistan will also play the three Test matches during the UK tour, which starts from August 5.
Meanwhile, the PCB also informed that fast bowler Harris Rauf, who had earlier tested positive, has now cleared his second Covid-19 test and is expected to join the rest of the Pakistan squad in England soon.
''Fast bowler Haris Rauf has cleared his second COVID-19 test and is eligible to join the squad in England. As per the protocols he was tested twice Monday and Wednesday,'' the PCB said.
''He is expected to travel over the weekend. Details of his travel plan will be shared in due course,'' it added.(UNI)

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