The 20-member Pakistan will leave for their tour of England today (June 28) alongwoth with 11 support staff, the PCB said on Saturday.
PCB has decided to decide on the fate of players who tested Postive for COVID-19 later, even as six out of the 10 cricketers returned negative when they were tested the second time.
PCB chief executive officer Wasim Khan told reporters that fast bowler Musa Khan and wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir who were among the reserve players, had also tested negative and would be leaving with the team
PCB CEO said upon arrival in Manchester, the squad will be transported to Worcestershire where they will undergo the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) testing before embarking on a 14-day isolation, during which they will be allowed to train.
The side will move to Derbyshire on July 13 to prepare for their three-Test and three T20 international series against the home side in August-September.
Wasim Khan said that all 18 players and 11 support staff, who had tested negative for COVID-19 in the first round of tests on Monday, returned negative in Thursday’s retests.
“This was a challenging and unprecedented process that we have conducted and I am pleased that following a second round of testing, we are able to confirm 20 players and 11 player support personnel will travel to Manchester on Sunday, ” He said.
Team: The players leaving on Sunday are Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-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.