Pakistan cricket squad undergoes COVID-19 testing in England
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team after reaching England has undergone COVID-19 testing on Monday at Worcestershire.
After landing in Manchester the squad traveled via bus to reach Worcestershire, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board here.
England and Wales Cricket Board medical penal conducted the Corona Virus tests of twenty players and twelve team officials who reached England in first phase for playing three test and similar number of T20 games against English side.
Pakistan cricket teams bowling coach Waqar Younis who reached England from Australia to join the team was also tested for COVID-19.
Earlier in the day, the twenty-member Pakistan cricket team squad along with eleven support staff members reached Worcestershire from Manchester.
Players and management reached Worcestershire by bus and will remain under quarantine there for fourteen days before flying to Derbyshire on July 13. Coronavirus tests of 31-member unit are also scheduled.
Pakistan team had Sunday reached Manchester on a chartered flight from Lahore and were seen coming out of the airport wearing masks and maintaining adequate distance between them.
The 10 Pakistan cricketers, who had tested positive for coronavirus in initial tests conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), were not included in the first set of contingent sent to England and will join players later if they test negative in next COVID-19 test.
Training sessions and practice match of Pakistan team are scheduled in Derbyshire. Bowling coach Waqar Younis and all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join them in last week of July.
Pakistan and England are scheduled to lock horns in three Tests and as many T20 Internationals. The matches will be held without spectators. - Agencies