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  • South Africa-bound Pakistan cricket staff to endure 4 COVID-19 assessments earlier than departure to South Africa
  • The sequence towards South Africa begins with the opening one-dayer on April 2 in Pretoria.
  • After South Africa tour, staff departs for Zimbabwe, the place they are going to play two Exams and three T20Is towards the Chevrons.

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan cricket staff scheduled to play T20Is and ODIs in South Africa subsequent month will probably be getting examined for coronavirus 4 instances earlier than their departure for the sequence.

The primary spherical of COVID-19 testing for the 35-member squad is at present (Tuesday).

Officers from the Pakistan Cricket Board had stated the assessments will probably be taken on the gamers and officers’ respective cities. The squad then collect in Lahore on March 18 for the second section of the coronavirus assessments.

Learn the coronavirus protocol the Pakistan cricket staff has to observe earlier than leaving for South Africa

The third and fourth rounds will happen on March 21 and 24 respectively, whereas the staff will depart for South Africa on March 26, PCB officers stated.

The sequence towards South Africa begins with the opening one-dayer on April 2 in Pretoria.

“All squad members will only leave their houses once they test negative. Upon their arrival for the short training camp in Lahore, the players as well as support staff will be tested again for Covid-19 on March 18,” a PCB official stated.

PCB plans to start out the nationwide squad’s coaching on March 19. Nonetheless, the choice will probably be topic to approval from the Punjab authorities. The cricket board stated it has reached out to the Punjab authorities on this regard. “We hope the government allows us to hold the camp,” stated a PCB official.

The officers famous the Punjab authorities had prohibited sporting actions within the province in mild of the rising coronavirus circumstances.

Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and 4 T20Is towards South Africa from April 2 until April 16.

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After the South Africa tour, the staff will depart for Zimbabwe, the place they are going to play two Exams and three T20Is towards the Chevrons.

A chartered flight will take Pakistan cricketers from South Africa to Zimbabwe for the T20 and Check sequence. “Because the Emirates Airways have already put their flights to Harare on maintain, we’ve got made preparations for a particular flight from South Africa to Harare after which from Zimbabwe to Lahore after the top of the tour,” the official stated.

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