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Cricket:Pakistan coach Misbah tests positive for COVID, will stay behind in Jamaica

Cricket:Pakistan coach Misbah tests positive for COVID, will stay behind in Jamaica

FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq speaks during a news conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has tested positive for COVID-19 and will return home from Jamaica only after undergoing a 10-day quarantine period, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Wednesday.

The Pakistan squad were due to depart for Lahore later on Wednesday after their two-match test series against the West Indies, which they drew following a 109-run win over the hosts a day earlier.

"Misbah was the only Pakistan squad member who failed two pre-departure PCR tests. All other members will leave Jamaica as per schedule later today (Wednesday)," the PCB said in a statement.

"The PCB is constantly in touch with Cricket West Indies who have confirmed that Misbah (who is asymptomatic) will be shifted to another hotel for the 10-day quarantine with a medical specialist assigned to look after his health and wellbeing."

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru)

Source: Reuters

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