Pakistan cricketers to undergo coronavirus test twice before England tour
The Pakistan cricket team will leave for England on June 28. However, cricketers and officials will have to undergo two coronavirus tests before catching a chartered flight. The COVID-19 test will be held in three- days interval.
The first test will be on Monday. The second round of the corona Test will be conducted on Wednesday after the cricketers gather in Lahore before leaving for England. The news has been confirmed by various sources of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
In the first phase, cricketers and officials will be tested in their respective cities and residential areas. The second phase of the corona test will be held on Wednesday when all the players will be gathered together in Lahore. However, they will be kept in the bio-protected environment of the five-star hotel before boarding the flight.
No cricketer or official will be able to tour England if he is found positive in the coronavirus test.
Arriving in England on a half-million-pound chartered flight, 29 cricketers and 14 officials will all have to stay in quarantine for 14 days following health rules.
Pakistan have announced a 29-member squad for three Tests and T20s in England in August-September. The squad is made up of red ball and white ball cricketers.
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