Pakistan cricketers’ first Covid-19 testing for England tour on June 22

By: News Desk      Published: 03:54 PM, 18 Jun, 2020
Pakistan cricketers’ first Covid-19 testing for England tour on June 22

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has fixed June 22 for first Covid-19 testing of team players and officials for their England tour, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The June 22nd coronavirus testing will be held in players’ respective cities including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar and all players and officials have been informed to get ready for the test.

According to 24NewsHD TV channel, Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Fahim Ashraf, Muhammad Abbas, Naseem Shah and Wahab Riaz will also be tested in Lahore.

Tests for Fakhr Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari and Yasir Shah will be held in Peshawar.

Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Emad Wasim and Shadab Khan will be tested in Rawalpindi.

Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain and Kashif Bhatti will be tested in Karachi.

Batting coach Younis Khan will be tested in Karachi and spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed will be tested in Lahore.

While Covid-19 tests for Assistant to Head Coach Shahid Aslam, Fielding Coach Abdul Hameed, Talha Butt, Strength and Conditioning Coach Yasir Malik and Media Manager Raza Rashid will be tested in Lahore.

Earlier, English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also discussed logistical plans regarding the Pakistan cricket team’s upcoming tour of England.

Both cricket boards’ officials held a teleconference and discussed Pakistan team’s travel, quarantine and training programme.

On the other hand, Fakhar Zaman in a video posted on the PCB official twitter account said that the team would maintain its good record on England tour.