Pakistan cricketers reach England for series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pakistan cricketers reach England for series amid COVID-19 pandemic

A 31-member Pakistan contingent, together with 20 gamers, reached England on Sunday as six out of their 10 coronavirus-infected cricketers had been held again regardless of returning destructive when examined the second time. The Pakistan cricketers and 11 assist workers members arrived on a chartered flight from Lahore and shall be transported to Worcestershire. Popping out one after the other, sporting masks, the Pakistani gamers and assist workers members had been seen sustaining distance.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made preparations for his or her testing earlier than they go on a 14-day isolation interval, throughout which they are going to be allowed to coach. The facet will transfer to Derbyshire on July 13 to arrange for his or her three-Take a look at and three T20 worldwide collection in opposition to the house facet in August-September.

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Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have examined destructive of their second assessments however they’d be despatched to England solely after two of their successive assessments return destructive.

The six gamers will bear a 3rd spherical of testing at some stage subsequent week. Gamers who’ve once more examined constructive are Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Kashif Bhatti and Imran Khan, together with masseur Malang Ali. Quick bowler Musa Khan and wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir, who had been among the many reserve gamers reached right here together with the staff.

The gamers who reached right here on Sunday are Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, and Yasir Shah.

Zafar Gohar, the left-arm spinner who performed an ODI in 2015, will be part of the facet from England and can solely be concerned in pre-match preparations.


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