The England Cricket Board (ECB) has conducted COVID-19 test of Pakistan 20-men squad that has reached England, Manchester, on 29th July.
Along with the twenty players, 12 officials were also tested including the bowling coach, Waqar Younis, who has joint the squad for the England tour.
ECB arranges COVID-19 test of all 20 Pakistani players along with 12 officials
The ECB has arranged for Covid-19 tests to be done for all 20 members of the Pakistan squad today, as well as the 12 officials including Waqar Younis who has joined the squad in England
The team now has been sent to Worcestershire where they will be isolating for fourteen days.
Pakistan is to kick off its cricket season after a long time as the Coronavirus pandemic had affected the sports across the globe adversely. The two teams will be featured in three tests and as many T20Is. Two teams will be playing the first test on July 30th.
The players will be isolating themselves for fourteen days before beginning the cricketing activities. According to the sources, a sizeable amount of spectators might be allowed to witness PakvsEng matches. The sources said that the tour might be continued allowing less than 30,000 people as the capacity of the venues is more than 30,000.
However, initially, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed a 29-men-squad for Pakistan tour of England but amidst the positive testing for the COVID-19 tests, the squad has been shortened to 20 players.Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Alam, Imad Wasim, Khudshil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, and Yasir Shah. It is to be noted that Zafar Gohar will be joining the squad in the middle of the tour. Haider Ali, who got his maiden call for international call is now no more a part of the squad as he has been tested positive for Coronavirus twice.