Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has approved the request made by players to allow their families to stay with them a bit longer in England.
The PCB has granted the permission to players to keep their family for ten more days with them on the tour.
A PCB official told Express Tribune, “PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has approved the request from players to allow their families to accompany them till the third Test even though they were only allowed to stay till the second Test. “
He further told, “All the expenses are always met by the players. The board will not be bearing any extra expenses of the families.”
Earlier, it was agreed that players families will stay with them in England till the end of second test due to the importance of this tour and they need complete dedication towards the game.
But, after winning the first test match at Lord’s, some senior players requested the team manager, Intikhab Alam to let their families stay till the third test.
As per sources, Shahryar Khan was under pressure to accept their request, however, his aides advised him to not to approve the request. As Pakistan lost the second test match at Old Trafford, the PCB boss acted on the advice from his advisers.
However, the board has eventually approved players’ request and their families will live in England with them for some more days.