- South Africa-bound Pakistan cricket crew to go through four COVID-19 tests before takeoff to South Africa
- The arrangement against South Africa begins with the initial one-dayer on April 2 in Pretoria.
- After South Africa visit, group withdraws for Zimbabwe, where they will play two Tests and three T20Is against the Chevrons.
SLAMABAD: The Pakistan cricket crew planned to play T20Is and ODIs in South Africa one month from now will get tried for Covid multiple times before their flight for the arrangement.
The first round of COVID-19 testing for the 35-part crew is today (Tuesday).
Authorities from the Pakistan Cricket Board had said the tests will be taken at the players and authorities’ particular urban communities. The crew at that point accumulate in Lahore on March 18 for the second period of the Covid tests.
The third and fourth adjusts will occur on March 21 and 24 individually, while the group will leave for South Africa on March 26, PCB authorities said.
The arrangement against South Africa begins with the initial one-dayer on April 2 in Pretoria.
“All crew individuals will just leave their homes once they test negative. Upon their appearance for the short instructional course in Lahore, the players just as care staff will be tried again for Covid-19 on March 18,” a PCB official said.
PCB plans to begin the public crew’s preparation on March 19. In any case, the choice will be dependent upon endorsement from the Punjab government. The cricket board said it has connected with the Punjab government in such manner. “We trust the public authority permits us to hold the camp,” said a PCB official.
The authorities noticed the Punjab government had precluded brandishing exercises in the region considering the expanding Covid cases.
Pakistan is booked to play three ODIs and four T20Is against South Africa from April 2 till April 16.
After the South Africa visit, the group will leave for Zimbabwe, where they will play two Tests and three T20Is against the Chevrons.
A sanctioned flight will take Pakistan cricketers from South Africa to Zimbabwe for the T20 and Test arrangement. “Since the Emirates Airlines have effectively required their trips to Harare to be postponed, we have made courses of action for an exceptional departure from South Africa to Harare and afterward from Zimbabwe to Lahore after the finish of the visit,” the authority said.