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Friday, June 19, 2020

Pakistan cricketers to be tested twice for COVID-19, before leaving England

The Pakistani cricketers and officials are to be tested for coronavirus twice in three days, before boarding the flight for England on June 28.

Pakistan Cricket Team
Pakistan Cricket Team

Due to the outbreak of the danger coronavirus, International Cricket sport is yet to resume. After a long gap, International cricket is set to resume from July 8. A three match Test series starts from July 8 between the teams England & West Indies. The three match series is planned to conduct in closed doors at the most 'bio secure' Ageas bowl & Old Trafford. The Test series of England vs Pakistan Test series will be started from July 30. England cricket team are having back to back test series in the month of July against West Indies & Pakistan. After the West Indies series ends on July 28, the Test series against Pakistan starts in the next 2 days from July 30.

Pakistani cricketers & officials will be tested for coronavirus twice before leaving England. The first test for coronavirus will be taken on Monday and the second on Wednesday when the cricketers assemble in Lahore for departure, according to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board.

"The first test will be taken in players and officials' respective cities and areas of residence. The players will assemble in Lahore on Wednesday and the Board has arranged for a bio secure floor for them in a five star hotel where they will stay in isolation before taking the chartered flight," A source said.

The second test will be taken in Lahore and if any player or official tests positive for COVID-19, he will not travel to England to play the Test & T20 Series. 'That is why the board has announced a reserve set of players for the tour.'

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to sign an MoU with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday, outlining the terms and conditions for the England tour which will last until September.

Misbah-ul-haq, the Head coach & Chief selector of PCB, has announced a 29 member squad for the England tour. 

The PCB has not allowed the players to take their families since they will first remain in quarantine and then mostly in isolated environments.

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