Ahead of their upcoming tour of England, 10 Pakistan players and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.

Uncapped batsman Haider Ali, seamer Haris Rauf and all-rounder Shadab Khan all returned positive tests after screening in Rawalpindi. All of whom were asymptomatic and have been told to self-isolate immediately.

The trio made up part of the 29 man squad who were set to depart on Sunday in preparation for a three-Test series and three T20 internationals starting in August.

A further 23 squad members were tested across Pakistan early this week and seven more have returned positive results. The original trio have now been joined by Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz, along with team masseur Malang Ali.

All eight fresh positively tested individuals will now self-isolate and as such, they will not to travel on Sunday as was originally planned.

It is expected all those with negative tests will still travel to England and await the arrival of those remaining in isolation in Pakistan. Players who have tested positive will have to return two negative tests before they are allowed to travel.

The Pakistan Cricket Board could now call up a raft of standby players should players not recover in time.