Pakistan vs England: PCB mulling revision of COVID-19 coverage to facilitate gamers

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling to evaluate its present testing coverage below which gamers optimistic COVID-19 gamers should have two subsequent adverse assessments earlier than departing for the upcoming England tour, reported ESPNcricinfo.

The head of the board’s medical division Dr Sohail Saleem has sought steerage from numerous consultants in a bid to grasp whether or not gamers who examined optimistic can depart for England after one adverse take a look at.

The 10 gamers and one help employees member will endure testing once more on Friday and if the board have been to adjust to their authentic coverage, then the group would have a 3rd take a look at on June 29.

However, it’s due to the third take a look at that the board is in a dilemma as it will imply that they’ll miss the chartered flight organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board on June 28.

It is pertinent to say that veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez underwent a second take a look at on his private expense which returned adverse, a day after he was declared optimistic by the PCB.

The board, nevertheless, has mentioned that it’ll solely rely assessments performed with Shaukat Khanum hospital because the PCB formally acquired its testing companies, subsequently, Hafeez’s adverse take a look at, performed at a distinct non-public lab, won’t be thought of.