Hafeez pays price for picture with fan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) explained on Wednesday as to why all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was quarantined for 14 days, mandatory period to confirm an individual is not infected with Covid-19.
The PCB said in a press that Hafeez was isolated after he met a member of the public at a golf course in Southampton, United Kingdom, in violation of the Covid-19 safety protocols.
The PCB press release reads: “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.
“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.
“Hafeez underwent the Covid-19 test late Wednesday afternoon and the result is expected at some stage on Thursday.

“The decision to put Hafeez in isolation has been taken for his safety and safety and security of everyone around him. The team management believes it was an inadvertent mistake, but a good reminder for everyone on the importance of following the bio-secure protocols, which have been designed for the health and safety of everyone involved in the series.
“The team management has updated the England and Wales Cricket Board of its decision.”
Hafeez had posted his picture with a woman on Twitter and this made the PCB spring into action.

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

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