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Mohammad Hafeez breaches bio-secure protocol, sent into isolation

All-rounder posted a picture on his Twitter account on Wednesday morning, in which he can be seen posing for a photo with an elderly lady

PHOTO: Twitter

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been sent into isolation, after he breached the bio-security protocols in place for the players on the England tour.

Hafeez posted a picture on his Twitter account on Wednesday morning, in which he can be seen posing for a photo with an elderly lady.

"Met an inspirational young lady today morning at golf course. She is 90+ & living her life healthy & happily. Good healthy routine," tweeted Hafeez.

 

Met an inspirational Young lady today morning at Golf course. She is 90+ & & living her life healthy & happily.Good healthy routine 😍👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/3tsWSkXl1E

— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 12, 2020

 

Although the all-rounder was allowed to play golf in the golf course adjacent to the hotel at the Ageas Bowl, but he was not permitted to interact with a member of the public.

“This morning, Mohammad Hafeez went to a golf course, which is adjacent to the team hotel and part of the bio-secure bubble. During the golf round, he was photographed with a member of the public, which he subsequently posted on his social media account,” said the PCB in a statement.

“As it was evident from the photograph that Hafeez had breached the two-metre social distancing protocol and following a consultation process with the team doctor, the team management has decided to isolate him until he returns a negative Covid-19 test,” the statement added. “Hafeez underwent the Covid-19 test late Wednesday afternoon and the result is expected at some stage on Thursday.”

The team management has updated the England and Wales Cricket Board of its decision as well.

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Hafeez is not amongst the 20 players shortlisted for the ongoing three-match Test series against England.

It must be noted that Hafeez had tested positive for Covid-19 during the first phase of the PCB testing but was subsequently cleared for England travel after returning two negative tests. He also got himself privately tested, after the initial positive result, which resulted in the all-rounder being reprimanded by the PCB.