The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday that Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan paceman, will be departing for England on Friday (today). The player has cleared both COVID-19 tests that were essential to clear for being eligible for England tour.
Along with him, masseur named Mohammad Imran has also been tested COVID-19 negative and eligible for the tour as a result of two consecutive clear tests.
It was decided that after clearing the first test, they will be promoted to a biosecure environment in Lahore where the second test will be conducted. On issuance of clearance, the players will join the national squad at Derbyshire. Hence, the players are currently in Lahore and will be flying from Lahore airport.
Mohammad Amir departs for England on Friday
Once Amir will join the squad, the reserve wicket-keeping batsman, Rohail Nazir will be free of his duties. The PCB will be releasing the traveling dates soon and is making arrangements for the tested negative duo.
The sides will be featuring in three test matches that are to be played at Old Trafford, Ageas Bowl, and Ageas Bowl respectively, whereas, the three T20Is will be played at Old Trafford.
It has been decided that the series will be resumed behind closed doors to avoid the spreading of the Coronavirus
The sides will be seen in action on the mentioned below dates:
5-9 Aug – 1st Test, Old Trafford
13-17 Aug – 2nd Test, Ageas Bowl
21-25 Aug – 3rd Test, Ageas Bowl
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford
Pakistan have taken a higher ratio of the young sensation in the squad for England tour. As the three-match test series is about to be kicked off, the veterans do not have much expectance from the young side and believe that home-siders England hold the card.
However, Team Pakistan is all set to get featured in the final tune-up ahead of the England tests. The side will be playing the last inter-squad test match at Derbyshire today where toss has already been done and will be done with the practices making them set for International cricket.