Twenty players and 11 support personnel of Pakistan’s cricket team on Sunday departed for Manchester as the side gears up to face England in August.
Pakistan is slated to play three Tests, and three T20Is against England in a bio-secure bubble and the fixtures for the tour will be announced in due course.
“On our way to another historic Pakistan tour to England. Its always great to play in England and I look forward to getting on this journey with our talented bunch of players. Fans, as always we would be in need of your prayers, love, and unconditional support. #PAKvENG #RiseAndRise” tweeted Pakistan’s white-ball team captain Babar Azam after boarding the flight to Manchester.
On our way to another historic Pakistan tour to England. Its always great to play in England and I look forward to get on this journey with our talented bunch of players. Fans, as always we would be in need of you prayers, love and unconditional support. #PAKvENG #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/8KLFQjAYNU
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) June 28, 2020
Six of the ten players who were first tested positive had negative results just two days later, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that they will undergo another test before they can be allowed to join the rest of the side in England.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 28, 2020
Pakistan players who have departed for England tour:
Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah.