PAKISTAN TOUR OF UK 2020
Pakistan will start a 14-day isolation period at Blackfinch New Road in Worcester. © AFP
Even though as many as ten Pakistan players tested positive for Covid-19, Pakistan’s tour to the UK is going ahead as per schedule with the Asian side set to arrive on the shores of the United Kingdom on Sunday (June 28). However, there is still no clarity on the dates for the series which the ECB are planning to announce in “due course”.
“The England & Wales Cricket Board 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 behind-closed-doors schedule for these fixtures will be announced in due course,” ECB said via a press release on Friday (June 26).
The 10 Pakistan players who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been placed under home-quarantine and will not be part of the squad departing to the United Kingdom. The players who have tested negative in the first round underwent their second round of testing after assembling in Lahore on June 25th, the results of which are awaited. Upon their arrival, as per the UK government guidelines, the Pakistani contingent will start their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Worcester.
“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.
“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.”
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