Alex Hales in self isolation, shuts down premature COVID-19 rumours
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 17, 2020 6:24:02 pm

Alex Hales performed for Karachi Kings in PSL. (Source: Twitter)

After Pakistan’s former Test captain Ramiz Raja claimed that Alex Hales may need proven signs of COVID-19 befoe leaving the now-suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL), the England batsman dispelled the rumours by way of a tweet on Tuesday.

The phrase of the 31-year-old exhibiting signs of the dreaded coronavirus was unfold after Raja made a press release to the media after PSL was postponed on the day of its semifinal matches.

Gulf News picked up the commentator’s quote and ran a narrative on it, however Hales rapidly dismissed the information and indicated that spreading faux data is a “dangerous behaviour”.

Earlier, Hales, who performed for Karachi Kings in PSL, left early for residence with different English gamers after the outbreak of the virus in Pakistan. The right-handed opener has reportedly gone into self-isolation after reaching England.

“In the light of the speculation and rumour that is currently circulating within the cricket world and on social media, I felt I needed to give a full explanation of my situation,” Hales stated.

“Like many different abroad gamers, I reluctantly left the Pakistan Super League early as a result of, with COVID-19 reaching international pandemic standing, I felt it was extra essential to be with my household relatively than face a interval of lockdown 1000’s of miles from residence. I returned to the UK in the early hours of Saturday morning feeling completely match and wholesome and with completely no signs of the virus.”

“However, I awoke early on Sunday morning having developed a fever and followed the government’s advice of self-isolation, a process I am obviously still following having developed a dry and persistent cough,” he added.

“At this stage, it has not been possible to be tested although I am hopeful that might be the case later today [Tuesday] so that I can get absolute confirmation of my current health status.”

During his interplay with the media on Tuesday morning, Raja had stated, “What I know is that he [Alex Hales] is yet to have tests but we don’t know whether the symptoms he has is of corona or not.”

Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan additionally stated {that a} international participant, who participated in the league, is suspected to have coronavirus. He didn’t reveal the identify of the participant or if he’s presently in Pakistan although.

In the PSL semifinals, Multan Sultans have been to tackle Peshawar Zalmi at 2 PM on the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, adopted by a conflict between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars on the similar venue in the night. The closing was alleged to happen on Wednesday.

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