PakvsEng: Pakistan Cricket Team has flown to England on 28th March, Sunday, and will kick off its cricket season by July. 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.
PakvsEng: A sizeable number of spectators might be allowed in stadiums
“You cannot rule out the possibility of crowd presence in restricted numbers,” a source said.
“A proposal is under consideration. We may see crowds watching the series but the numbers could be too little at a capacity that can accommodate more than 30,000 spectators,” the source said.
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 and only the listed below names will be visiting on 28th July, Sunday.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.