England batsman took to Twitter, to clarify that the news was false
England and Karachi Kings cricketer Alex Hales has rubbished reports of him being tested positive for the coronavirus.
A Pakistani journalist had posted an article which suggested that Hales has tested positive for aforementioned virus.
However, Hales took to Twitter, to clarify that the news was false.
“Stop spreading fake news, dangerous behavior,” Hales tweeted.
Stop spreading fake news, dangerous behaviour— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) March 17, 2020
The journalist later deleted his tweet.
Hales has now issued a full statement regarding his health on Twitter.
An update on my situation, stay safe everyone pic.twitter.com/8mDPOBGmI8— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) March 17, 2020
While talking to media earlier today in Lahore, former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja revealed that Hales is the player suspected of showing symptoms of the coronavirus, which indefinitely postponed the fifth season of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL).
"The news coming in right now is that maybe Alex Hales is showing symptoms and he has been tested because of which this problem has arisen. We (the broadcasters) also have our tests in the next two hours,” Ramiz said.
However, later in a tweet, Ramiz changed his statement and said that no test has been conducted yet.
“Alex Hales has self quarantined himself. No tests. Good news. Here I am though ready for my corona test,” he tweeted.
Hales has returned to England from Pakistan and gone into self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the PCB refrained from revealing the identity of the player suspected of contracting the coronavirus.