COVID-positive cricketers cannot fly to England on Sunday

From our correspondent 

KARACHI: The COVID-19 positive cricketers will not be allowed to travel with the group of the Pakistan team which is scheduled to move to England tomorrow (Sunday).

“All members of the tour party will have been tested prior to travel. Those who are testing positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to travel with the advance group on Sunday,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.

It said that it can confirm that the Pakistan men’s cricket team will arrive in the United Kingdom on Sunday 28 June to start preparation for this summer’s tour of England, which includes three Test matches and three Vitality IT20s. The ECB said that behind-closed-doors schedule for these fixtures will be announced in due course.
“They will start a 14-day isolation period at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester before transferring to Derbyshire’s The Incora County Ground on Monday 13 July to accelerate their preparation ahead of the first Test, which will include two four-day internal warm-up matches,” the ECB said.

As many as ten Pakistani players and a player support personnel have been tested positive for COVID-19. However former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez had created a controversy when he went to a laboratory, tested himself again and was reported as negative. This unsettled the PCB.

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