Cricket updates on the upcoming tour of England

Wasim Khan, Zakir Khan, Dr. Sohail Saleem, and Misbah-ul-Haq updated players on their last week’s discussions with the ECB concerning the upcoming tour to England.

1. Players were assured the PCB will not compromise on their health and safety.

2. The PCB briefed the players it will be looking to send a 25-player squad comprising red and white-ball players in early July; the squad will stay together till the end of the tour.

3. The PCB is planning to hold a pre-tour training camp in Lahore from early June amidst strict ICC guidelines.

4. Dr. Sohail Saleem, Misbah-ul-Haq, and Waqar Younis will devise a training schedule in line with strict health and safety guidelines.

5. The PCB will share further details with the players post their next round discussion with the ECB.

6. “It seems the Pakistan cricket team will have to remain under strict bio-secure environment for up to three months,” says Wasim Khan.

7. “Players will be given an option to withdraw if they are still not satisfied with the provisions that will be put in place; full details will be provided in the coming weeks,” says Wasim Khan.

8. “PCB is ready to deal with the unprecedented operational and logistical challenges of housing and training by ensuring a profound bio-secure cover for the players in Lahore before flying them to England,” says Zakir Khan.

9. PCB confirms new central contracts to include medical coverage for players’ immediate families.

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