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PCB: Pakistan probably to tour England for July series

Pakistan tour of England is most likely to take place in July as PCB has sent an approval to England and Wales Cricket Board.

“It was a very thorough and comprehensive briefing and the PCB was satisfied with what we were told. At this point, we have agreed in principle to tour England. But, of course, our first and foremost priority is players health and safety,” Wasim Khan told GEO News on Saturday

According to the CEO of PCB, England is ready to bear the finances of chartered plan through which the players will take flight in midst July for the series to be kicked off on 5th July.

He maintained that no player will be forcefully taken to play against England. If a player feels unsafe amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, he might choose not to go.

PCB: Pakistan probably to tour England for July series

“We will send our white-ball and red-ball cricketers together … maybe a squad of 25 to 28 players, and they’ll travel together as it would be difficult to make different travel arrangements. Also, having additional players available in England will allow team management to organise intra-squad practice games on the tour,” he said.

“We will be giving a briefing to our players sometimes in next week on health and safety measures during the tour,” he said.

“We have discussed the bio-security of players during the tour and we are satisfied with it. Once tested, players will be able to socialise among themselves at designated places in hotel or stadium. They will be treated as a family unit then and will stay in a bubble,” the PCB CEO added.

“There will be frequent temperature and infection tests during the tour as well.”

Wasim Khan also said that the approval of government would also be needed in order to make the tour to England.

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Zainab Shafiq

Zainab Shafiq is the content writer working for different sports websites covering the news from domestic to international levels.

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