No training camp for England-bound Pakistan cricket team
The Pakistan Cricket Board (OCB) Tuesday decided not to hold a training camp for England-bound Pakistan cricket team due to the current situation of Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
“The operational and logistical matters as well the observation that keeping players in a safe and secure environment would remain a challenge, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided not to hold a training camp of the national men’s team prior to their departure for England,” The PCB said in a statement.
The PCB is already in discussions with the ECB to bring forward their early July departure date for England so the Pakistan squad can benefit from the additional practice time there.
More details around the pre-tour Covid-19 testing of the players and player support personnel, assembling them in Lahore and their training/match schedule will be shared in due course.
The PCB, meanwhile, has reminded the players to not to practice at cricket grounds during this period and that they must observe and adhere to strict social distancing protocols. These instructions have been issued as their personal wellbeing and that of their families remains paramount.
On Tuesday, the PCB has appointed Younus Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed as batting and spin bowling coaches respectively for the England tour.