Pakistan Cricket Board has decided that all the players will be examined twice corona before going on tour to England. Pakistan team to tour England on 28 June, players will be quarantined for 14 days.
- Pakistan has selected 29-member squad for England tour, 4 players have been included as reserve team
- Shoaib Malik will leave for England on July 24, the PCB has allowed him to meet the family trapped in India
- Pakistan cricket team to play 3 Tests and 3 T20 series in August-September on England tour
Pakistan’s cricket team will travel to England on June 28 between Corona. Here he has to play a three-match Test and an equal number of T20 matches. On reaching England, the Pakistan team will have a 14-day quarantine in Derbyshire. However, there will be no restriction on the players’ practice during this period.
For this tour, Pakistan has selected a 29-member team so that in case of any player getting infected or ill, its replacement can be easily found.
The Pakistan Cricket Board issued a statement saying, “Due to Corona, domestic cricket has not started in England. In such a situation, practice matches will not be possible against county teams. To make up for this, the Pakistan team will play an intrasquad (team) match. Pakistani cricketers have not been able to play competitive cricket since March 17. Then the domestic T20 league PSL had to be canceled from the final due to Corona.
PCB allows Shoaib Malik to meet family
Here, Shoaib Malik, who joined the Pakistan team for the T20 series against England, will join the team on 24 July. He has been given an exemption by the PCB to spend time with the family. Malik has been in Pakistan for the past 5 months because of Corona, while his wife Sania Mirza and one-and-a-half-year-old son, Ishan, are in India. They have not been able to meet the family until now.
Permission to meet the family on humanitarian grounds: PCB
PCB CEO Wasim Khan said on the matter of exempting Malik, “Travel restrictions are gradually being relaxed. In such a situation, if a player wants to meet his family on humanitarian grounds, then it is our duty to help in this. We have also talked to the ECB regarding this matter. He has approved Shoaib to enter the country after 24 July.
Pakistani players will be investigated twice corona
The PCB has decided that a corona check of all the players will be done on June 22 before going on a tour of England. Pakistan’s team consists of 43 members, including 29 players and 14 officials.
Arrangements will be made for the players to conduct inquiries in their respective cities. If a player is found positive in the Test, the reserve player will replace him. The team has 4 reserve players.
Pakistan has to play 3 Test series against England
Pakistan has to play 3 Tests and a series of T20 matches against England in August-September. The first Test will be played at Lord’s on 30 July. At the same time, the T20 series will begin on August 29.