Pakistan cricket team, officials undergo coronavirus testing

By: News Desk      Published: 12:50 PM, 22 Jun, 2020
Pakistan cricket team, officials undergo coronavirus testing

Pakistan cricket team and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials on Monday underwent COVID-19 testing for their England tour, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting its sources.

The first COVID-19 testing took place at Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar while the temperature of the players and officials were also checked before entering the stadiums.

Five cricketers were tested in Rawalpindi Sunday night including Usman Shinwari, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim.

Asad Shafiq, Sohail Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shan Masood, Mohammad Hasnain, Kashif Bhatti Fawad Alam, Shan Masood, Fawad Alam, Sohail Khan, Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed have been tested in Karachi.

Batting coach Younis Khan is also being tested in Karachi.

It is pertinent to note that the England board will announce the official schedule of the series in the next two days. While Pakistan team players and PCB officials will fly to England on June 28 on a special flight.

Imran Khan, Khusdil Khan, Muhammad Rizwan, Fakhr Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Yasir Shah will be tested in Peshawar.

Sohail Khan and batting coach Younis Khan will be tested in Karachi. Test captain Azhar Ali and ODI captain Babar Azam will be tested in Lahore.

COVID-19 testing of team management including head coach Misbah-ul-Haq manager Mansoor Rana, Spin Bowling Coach Mushtaq Ahmed will be held in Lahore.

Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani will also go through the testing phase before leaving for England and he will be tested in the next two days, sources said.

The second test of national cricketers and team management will be held in Lahore on June 25. The players of the national team will gather in Lahore on June 24. The players will stay on a bio-secure floor of a five-star hotel. The plane will go to Manchester.

Shoaib Malik will not undergo COVID-19 test along with the squad as PCB has allowed Shoaib Malik not to go to England with the team.