LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that all 20 players and 12 officials present in England have tested negative for COVID-19.
The Pakistan squad was tested by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), yesterday, after their arrival in Worcestershire. They will now serve the 14-day isolation period.
The Men in Green will now be permitted to train and practice at the Worcestershire County Cricket Club. The side will move to Derbyshire on July 13.
Earlier today, six Pakistan players including Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz also tested negative for COVID-19 for the second time in three days and, as such, are now eligible to join the Pakistan men’s national cricket team in Worcestershire.
The players were retested on Monday, 29 June, following a first negative test on 26 June. Pakistan team consisting of 20 players and 11 players support staff departed for England on Sunday for the three-match Test series and as many numbers of T20Is.
All the members of the touring party were tested ahead of their travel and were allowed only after their results came negative in Pakistan.
The Pakistani squad will remain in a 14-day isolation period at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester before beginning their training.
The ECB said in an official statement released on Friday, “The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that the Pakistan men’s cricket team will arrive in the UK on 28 June to start preparation for this summer’s tour of England, which includes three Test matches and three Vitality IT20s”.