Shoaib Malik has been given special permission to skip the first four weeks of Pakistan’s training in England in order to meet his family. According to the PCB, Malik hasn’t been with his wife Sania Mirza and their son – who are in India – for five months due to suspended flights in the wake of Covid-19.
The 28 other Pakistan players will leave for Manchester on June 28, with Malik joining them on July 24.
Malik, who is based in Sialkot, was with the Peshawar Zalmi squad in the Pakistan Super League before the tournament was suspended in March. Since then he is in Pakistan, while his wife and their one-year-old son are in Hyderabad in India. With limited flights in operation, it’s not yet clear where Malik and his family will reconnect but it is more likely to be in Dubai.
“Unlike the rest of us, Shoaib Malik has not seen his immediate family for nearly five months due to his…