Cricketers and officials of Pakistan team visiting England will be subjected to a coronavirus test twice within three days before boarding a chartered flight on 28 June.
According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sources, the first Test of Coronavirus will be done on Monday and the second test on Wednesday after all the cricketers arrive in Lahore.
A source said, “The first test will be taken in players’ and officials’ respective cities and areas of residence. The players will assemble in Lahore on Wednesday and the Board has arranged for a bio-secure floor for them in a five-star hotel where they will stay in isolation before taking the chartered flight,”
The source said that the second Test would be held in Lahore and if a player or official was found to be Corona positive, he would not be allowed to go to England. That is why the board has announced the names of selected players for the tour of England.
The PCB is expected to sign an MoU with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday. In this MOU, the terms and conditions of the tour will be outlined. Pakistan’s England tour will last till September. The PCB has not allowed the players to take their families together on this tour.
Significantly, head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has already announced the 29-member squad for the tour of England. Pakistan’s team will take the field to play Test series with England in August-September.
Two senior players Mohammad Aamir and Harris Sohail had decided to withdraw from the tour of England for this series. Aamir is about to become a father for the second time in August. While Harris decides not to go to England for family reasons.
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