The PCB said on Saturday that Hafeez is one of six players who have tested negative in the latest round after testing positive earlier.
“PCB showed a bit of mismanagement, we just started doing random testing of players, now players have tested positive for coronavirus, the worst-hit area due to coronavirus is maybe Lahore, then it is Karachi. I am sure that if you keep on testing, you will get more and more positive results,” Akhtar said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
“Now, the tests are done, my advice to Hafeez was to go for the re-test, but he should not have posted the result of his second Test on Twitter, he should have confronted the PCB, you should not get on bad terms with the board. The tour of England is important for Pakistan, we need to send our solid team there if we want to win the Test series,” he said.
Hafeez had tested positive in the first round of tests conducted by the PCB. He then posted on Twitter that he had gone on to do another test on his personal capacity and tested negative.
After Tested positive COVID-19 acc to PCB testing Report yesterday,as 2nd opinion & for satisfaction I personally w… https://t.co/8pkDcww56S
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) 1593011025000
On Saturday, PCB said that Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz are six of the nine players whose tests have now come as negative.