20-member Pakistan squad to leave for England tomorrow: Pakistan have introduced a refurbished squad for their tour of England.
Six of Pakistan’s 10 COVID-19 constructive gamers have now examined detrimental throughout their the second spherical of exams carried out by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez, who himself bought examined detrimental a day after PCB’s outcomes had been made public, has as soon as once more examined detrimental. Other than him, 5 extra gamers in Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Hasnain have additionally examined detrimental for COVID-19.
Despite testing detrimental, these gamers won’t board the flight to England tomorrow as they are going to bear one other spherical of testing within the days to come and can then be subsequently despatched to England with preparations made by PCB.
“The private test they [Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz] decided to have carried out was outside the PCB testing process. So while they have now had two negative tests, they will have to get tested again to get two negative tests in a row that are in accordance with PCB’s testing process and the protocols we have set up,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated in a press release.
In addition to 4 gamers particularly Kashif Bhatti, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali and Imran Khan, staff masseur Malang Ali has additionally examined constructive for COVID-19 but once more.
20-member Pakistan squad to leave for England tomorrow
Pakistan, who had earlier introduced a 29-member squad for England tour, have now introduced a refurbished 20-member squad which is able to leave for England tomorrow in a chartered flight organized by England Cricket Board.
Fast bowler Musa Khan and wicket-keeper batsman Rohail Nazir are two new names which have been named within the squad.
Mohammad Hafeez’s second Covid19 take a look at carried out by PCB has come detrimental. He has received this three-Test sequence by 2-1.
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While Musa Khan made his Test and T20I debut in the course of the tour of Australia final yr, U-19 participant Nazir is but to symbolize the senior facet. Spinner Zafar Gohar, who’s already within the UK, will be a part of the squad however solely for pre-series preparations.
“With the Test sequence being performed first in August, Misbah [ul-Haq, head coach and chief selector] is happy with the group of gamers which are touring on Sunday as the main focus might be on red-ball preparation
“Misbah understands that flexibility and adaptableness might be wanted along with his coaching and apply schedule whereas working below varied guideline,” Wasim Khan stated.
After reaching Manchester, these 20 gamers might be quarantined in Worcestershire for 14 days earlier than shifting to Derbyshire on July 13.
Pakistan squad for England tour
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.