Three Covid-19 tests in a week, then one every five days for Pakistan’s players

Pakistan’s players and support staff will be subject to three rounds of Covid-19 testing apart from a host of other precautions before they leave for their England tour. Once in England, the entire touring party will be tested every five days. The PCB medical board admitted that despite the extensive measures due to be undertaken, eliminating risk entirely was not possible. However, the bio-secure bubble that the players will be in should help mitigate concerns. The tour, consisting of three Tests and three T20Is, will begin in August.

Dr Sohail Saleem, Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB’s) director of sports medicine, said the touring party would have to follow guidelines strictly, and that a combination of safety measures had been worked out to ensure the risk was reduced to the minimum.

Between Sunday and Monday, 28 players were tested (minus Shoaib Malik, who will be travelling later),…

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