Amir, Rauf set to join Pakistan squad in England after testing negative for Covid-19

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Fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Haris Rauf have been declared fit to join Pakistan squad in England after testing negative twice, a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday.

Amir had left for England on July 24 and was in quarantine for five days, as per the host country’s rule. He was tested twice during this period, that turned out negative. He has joined Pakistan’s squad — which will play three Tests and as many Twenty20 matches against England — in Derby.

Rauf, who is currently in Pakistan and had to stay back after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, tested negative twice, on Monday and Wednesday, the PCB said. He is expected to travel to England over the weekend.

Rauf was among the 10 players who had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 and were unable to travel with the squad in June.