Pakistan cricket team won’t be allowed to take families on England, West Indies tours

Players from the Pakistan cricket team are reportedly not allowed to bring their families on the next tours to England and the West Indies.

According to sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the national team will visit England this month for an ODI and T20 series before departing for the West Indies.

 

According to PCB sources, the support staff and crew will go on tour without their families.

Families were not permitted to follow the players on previous tours to England, New Zealand, South Africa, and Zimbabwe due to the coronavirus, however the PCB allowed families to follow the players in the bio-secure bubble during the home series.

 

PCB releases complete schedule of England, West Indies tour, dates for coronavirus testing

On June 25, the Pakistani team will depart for a trip of England. After a white-ball series, the team will go for the West Indies.

 

According to a statement released by the PCB on Monday, the Pakistan squad for the England and West Indies tours will meet on June 20 in Lahore, where they would be kept in complete isolation till June 25.

The initial coronavirus testing for these squad members will take place at their homes on June 16. Their arrival test will take place on June 20 in Lahore’s bio-secure bubble.

 

On June 23, squad members will take their next COVID-19 test, after which they will fly to Manchester on a chartered flight from Lahore on June 25.

The remaining members will join the national men’s squad in Abu Dhabi for the England visit. They will fly from Abu Dhabi to Manchester on a chartered jet.

 

On June 25, the Pakistani team will fly from Manchester to Derby for a ten-day isolation period.

For the first three days, all squad members will be placed in complete room isolation, but they will be able to practise for the next seven days.

 

After completing their seclusion in Derby, the Pakistani team will head to Cardiff for the first ODI on July 8 against the host team.

The players of the ODI squad will return to Pakistan on July 15 after finishing the three-match ODI series against England.

The five-match T20I series between the two teams will take place from July 27 to August 3, following which the T20I participants will return to Pakistan.

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