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Pakistan to arrive in England for tour despite coronavirus fears

The Pakistan cricket group will arrive in England over the weekend earlier than coming into a two-week quarantine interval forward of their tour.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated earlier this week that 10 gamers had returned constructive checks, plus a assist employees member.

But the England and Wales Cricket Board stated gamers would arrive for their summer time tour on Sunday, with a virus testing programme in place.

It is known those that have recorded constructive Tests — and anybody else who returns a subsequent constructive discovering — is not going to be allowed to journey, with the PCB due to affirm its advance occasion on Saturday.

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez stated Wednesday {that a} second check he commissioned himself proved he didn’t have coronavirus, a day after the PCB stated he was among the many gamers who had formally examined constructive.

Hafeez, described by officers as asymptomatic, like the remainder of those that examined constructive, stated he had instantly organized a non-public second opinion.

“I personally went to test it again, along with my family, and here I, along with my all family members are reported negative,” he tweeted.

Pakistan’s fragile well being system is struggling to address the pandemic.

There have been greater than 190,000 confirmed circumstances in the nation thus far, with the demise toll round 4,000

Britain has been one of many international locations hardest-hit by the virus, with greater than 43,000 deaths from COVID-19.

Besides Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hasnain and Kashif Bhatti have been recognized Tuesday as having the virus pathogens.

Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, and a group therapeutic massage therapist examined constructive on Monday.

But of the constructive Tests, solely wicketkeeper Rizwan could be classed a first-choice Test participant.

Pakistan’s tour of England is about to embody three Tests and three T20 internationals.

It is anticipated the primary Test will happen in Manchester in August however the ECB stated the behind-closed-doors schedule could be introduced in “due course”.

Pakistan could have a 14-day isolation interval on arrival earlier than persevering with their preparations forward of the primary Test with two inner four-day warm-up matches.

England face the West Indies in a three-Test collection beginning at Southampton on July 8 — a marketing campaign that may mark the return of worldwide cricket from lockdown.

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