Pakistan to send a squad for bio-secure England tour, confirms PCB CEO Wasim Khan
Pakistan plans to send a combined 25-man team for a bio-secure England tour in July, confirm Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have detailed about their plans to implement for the tour, told Wasim Khan, adding the PCB was encouraged by the proposals..
“So from that point of view, in principle, we are planning towards touring England,” he said.
The PCB would seek medical precautions and health guidelines ahead of the rising Coronavirus cases before going on the tour, he added.
The UK government has said elite sport can return in June without spectators and England hope to begin their delayed summer of cricket with a test series against West Indies in July.
The squad of Pakistan has to arrive England almost a month before the first test to undergo a two-week quarantine which is mandatory for all visitors.
The test and Twenty20 squads will travel together, giving team management options in the event of injuries.
“From a manageability point of view, it makes sense for us and the ECB that the whole squad travel as one, so you create a bubble if you like around those players for the whole of the time that they are in England,” CEO Wasim said.
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