PCB gives confidence to players on ‘bio-secure’ England tour

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made sure to take all the players in confidence before confirming the ‘bio-secure’ England tour from July-September.

According to the details, PCB’s CEO Wasim Khan along with Head Coach-cum-Chief Selector Misbah-ul-Haq, Director International Cricket Zakir Khan and Head of Sports Medicine Department Dr. Sohail Saleem briefed players on their recent discussion with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding upcoming Test and T20I series between the two countries.

Khan assured players that their safety and health will not be compromised at any cost. He also briefed them about an option to withdraw from the tour if they are not satisfied.

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“Players will be given an option to withdraw if they are still not satisfied with the provisions that will be put in place; full details will be provided in the coming weeks,” Khan said in a released statement.

It must be noted the ECB has assured PCB for a bio-secure England tour of three months, the final decision to come out soon. According to the proposed plan, a squad comprised of 25 players, both for Tests and T20Is, will travel to England via the chartered plane.

All the players will spend 14 days in quarantine, following the safety measure, before going out for training ahead of the series. There will also be a slight change in the schedule as the first Test will start from August 5 instead of July 30. The three-match T20I series will be played in September.

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