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Breaking: ECB medical team completes Covid-19 Tests of Pakistan players

The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the competition of the scheduled Covid-19 tests of the visiting Pakistan players.

20 players of the squad and 12 team officials were tested by ECB’s medical team. Bowling coach Waqar Younis joined the team on Monday and was also tested.

It is to be known that the Men in Green arrived in Manchester via chartered flight from Lahore, on Sunday. The side was taken to Worcestershire where they will maintain 14-day isolation period. The visitors will be allowed to train and practice at Blackfinch New Road during the aforementioned isolation period. Following the 2-week isolation, the players will move to Derbyshire on 13 July.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club took to Twitter to welcome the Pakistan cricket team at their venue.

According to the original schedule, the opening Test is scheduled to be played on August 5 in Manchester. Pakistan will play the remaining two games in Southampton, starting on August 13 and 21 respectively. Pakistan will then play the hosts in 3 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in Southampton on August 29, 31 and September 2.

Pakistan’s travelling squad

Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Imamul Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, and Yasir Shah.

Zafar Gohar, the left-arm spinner who played an ODI in 2015, will join the side from England and will only be involved in pre-match preparations.

Player support personnel

Mansoor Rana (manager), Misbahul Haq (head coach), Younis Khan (batting coach), Mushtaq Ahmed (spin bowling coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Butt (team analyst), Yasir Malik (strength and conditioning coach), Dr Sohail Saleem (team doctor), Lt Col (retd) Usman Riffat (security manager) and Raza Kitchlew (media and digital content manager).

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