Manchester: The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has completed the Pakistan team’s COVID-19 tests upon arrival in England, ARY Sports reported.
20 players of the squad and 12 team officials were tested by ECB’s medical panel. Bowling coach Waqar Younis has joined the team and was also tested.
It must be noted that the team arrived in Manchester via a chartered plane from Lahore, on Sunday. The side has been transported to Worcestershire where they will go 14-day isolation period. and will be allowed to train and practice at Blackfinch New Road. The side will move to Derbyshire on 13 July.
Worcestershire County Cricket Club welcomed the Pakistan team at their stadium on Twitter.
🏡 Welcome to @TheRealPCB
Huge thanks to everyone for their massive effort over the past few months to get Blackfinch New Road into top shape again 🙌 pic.twitter.com/l0rtBFZFX9
— Worcestershire CCC (@WorcsCCC) June 29, 2020
According to the tentative schedule, the first Test will be played on August 5 in Manchester. Pakistan will play the remaining two games in Southampton, on August 13 and 21 respectively.