Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, and Mohammad Hasnain are all set to depart for England on Friday.
The six players will be joining the Pakistan squad in Worcestershire and will be flying by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). These all were first checked for the fourth time as flights required reports and for the fifth them, they will be examined by ECB to proceed further.
The six players will be the second group to depart for England as earlier, a 20-men-squad, that tested negative and cleared all three rounds of COVID-19 has already reached England where all of them have been tested negative and are isolating at Worcestershire for the next fourteen days. The training took place for the first time in Worcestershire of the 20 players.
Earlier, a 29-men-squad was narrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) out of which total ten players were COVID-19 positive after the first test. Haider Ali, Imran Khan, and Kashif Bhatti have still remained negative after three tests hence, will not be joining the tour.
Hafeez, Wahab, and four others ready to fly for England tour
It is to be noted that Pakistan will be kicking off their cricketing activities soon in the midst of July. As there were halted activities across the globe amidst the Coronavirus, it seems to be initiated again in a bio-secure environment. England and Pakistan will be featuring themselves in the first test match on 30th July. However, three-matches T20 and Test series are supposed to be played by both teams.
Pakistan Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq enjoyed being on the field after a gap of almost three months. “It is good to be back on the field after a long time. We really enjoyed our session today and we are looking forward to continuing this positivity throughout the whole tour.”