Second group of Pakistan cricketers departs for Manchester
A second group of six Pakistan cricketers departed for Manchester in the wee hours of Friday morning.
The players will join the Pakistan team that is already in Worcester for the upcoming Test and Twenty20 series against hosts England.
The players who are travelling by the Pakistan International Airlines are: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz.
From Manchester, the six players will be transported to Worcester and will integrate with the side after they test negative in the ECB testing programme.
These players were part of the original squad but could not fly with other players due to their positive coronavirus results.
However, six out of 10 players, who tested positive for coronavirus, had tested negative for Covid-19 twice in three days and were 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.