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Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah tests positive for COVID-19

Pakistan quick bowler Naseem Shah has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and can miss the remaining two Twenty20s in opposition to England, the Pakistan Cricket Board stated on Thursday.

Shah was discharged from hospital on Thursday after being recognized with pneumonia and the PCB stated the quick bowler was feeling “significantly better.”

“Shah is again within the group lodge the place he’ll observe all COVID-19 protocols,” the PCB stated in a press release. Pakistan is because of go away for New Zealand subsequent Monday to take part in a triangular Twenty20 sequence additionally that includes Bangladesh. The PCB didn’t make clear whether or not the quick bowler will accompany the group to New Zealand.

Shah performed just one sport within the seven-match sequence in opposition to England at Karachi earlier than being rested. He returned costly figures of 0-41 off his 4 overs within the first match, which England received by six wickets. He was admitted to hospital late Tuesday night time in Lahore with a chest an infection and fever.

Pakistan leads the sequence 3-2 with back-to-back slender wins at Karachi and Lahore within the final two video games as England couldn’t chase down below-par totals. The remaining two matches will likely be performed on Friday and Sunday at Lahore.

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