The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to send its players to England for the Pakistan tour of England. The series comprises of three test matches and three T20Is.
However, the England Cricket Board (ECB) has disclosed that no infected players will be allowed to fly to England to avoid spreading of the deadly disease.
PCB conducted its first test on July 22 and three players were tested positive. When the later results arrive, seven more players were tested positive. These ten players will not be allowed to fly to England on 28th July.
No tested positive of COVID-19 players will be allowed to travel England: ECB
“The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that the Pakistan men’s cricket team will arrive in the United Kingdom on Sunday, June 28 to start preparation for this summer’s tour of England, which includes three Test matches and three Vitality IT20s. The behind-closed-doors schedule for these fixtures will be announced in due course,” the ECB has announced.
“All members of the tour party will have been tested prior to travel. Those who are testing positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to travel with the advance group on Sunday,” the ECB said.
It is to be noted that all the games will be conducted behind closed doors and the players will be restricted to follow the guidelines for the COVID-19. The players are supposed to isolate themselves for fourteen days before beginning any cricketing activity.
The list of cricketers who have been tested positively for the virus:
- Shadab Khan,
- Haris Rauf,
- Haider Ali,
- Fakhar Zaman,
- Imran Khan,
- Kashif Bhatti,
- Mohammad Hafeez,
- Mohammad Hasnain,
- Mohammad Rizwan,
- Wahab Riaz.