First COVID-19 testing of national team completed ahead of England tour


Lahore: First COVID-19 testing of the national squad announced for the tour of England has been completed, ARY Sports reported.

Tests of players and officials were conducted at different centers across the country. Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar were picked as four centers for testing.

Due to the late departure to England, Shoaib Malik’s Test will be taken later. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will later formally announce the results of all the players and officials COVID 19 Tests.

“The second test will be held on June 25 after the report is received on June 24,” PCB’s Director Medicine and Sports Sciences Doctor Sohail Saleem said while talking to reporters.

He also announced that Tests will take place in England after every seven to eight days.

It must be noted that the national team is expected to leave on June 28th via chartered plane which will arrive on June 26th, however, the final schedule will be announced by the ECB in the next few days.

The virus Tests of the squad will once again be taken after they reach the UK, as per their government directives.

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