- South African workforce will arrive in Pakistan on January 16.
- The visiting workforce is predicted to bear a complete of 9 Covid-19 assessments throughout their one-month keep.
- Proteas’ first take a look at will probably be performed on January 16 and the second on January 19.
ISLAMABAD: South African workforce is predicted to bear a complete of 9 COVID-19 assessments throughout their one-month keep in Pakistan, The Information reported on Thursday.
The workforce will arrive on January 16.
South Africa has been one of many worst-hit international locations by COVID-19 with the second wave of the pandemic a lot rampant in main cities. Due to this fact, the host workforce can even bear a testing process twice earlier than becoming a member of the bubble.
The visiting workforce’s first take a look at will probably be performed on January 16, the second on January 19, and one other on January 22. Nonetheless, each the groups will once more bear take a look at on January 25 after which once more on the finish of the primary Check.
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Apart from, three assessments to be performed upon the workforce’s arrival and throughout the six-day quarantine interval, testing would even be performed earlier than and after every Check, in between the sequence, after which once more earlier than and after the three-match T20 sequence.
COVID-19 testing, nevertheless, will proceed until the tip of the T20 sequence.
Pakistan gamers to bear seven assessments
Alternatively, Pakistan gamers can even bear seven assessments together with 5 throughout their keep within the ‘bio-secure bubble’.
Intensive testing is being finished to make sure the protection and safety of the gamers in addition to those that are related to groups in any means.
“All the individuals connected with the home series in any capacity will have to stay in the bubble and follow all the precautionary measures,” a PCB official told The News.
“Special arrangements have been finalised by the PCB’s medical department in this regard,” the official added.
Training camp before final faceoff
Meanwhile, the Pakistani squad will be asked to assemble in Karachi on January 19 where they will undergo training ahead of the start of the first Test.
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“Since the team has gone through a tough period in New Zealand so it has been decided to hold one-week training camp for the players ahead of the Test series,” the official mentioned.
Responding to a query about captain Babar Azam, the official mentioned that he has been declared match for the sequence.
“I think the team’s management in New Zealand did a great job by not exposing the injured player prematurely if otherwise, Babar’s inclusion in the second Test against New Zealand could have proved a risky affair,” he mentioned.