New Delhi: Pakistan plan to send a 25-man squad to England in July to meet the demands of playing an entire tour in a ‘bio-secure’ bubble, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan told Reuters. Pakistan are scheduled to play three Tests in August followed by an equal number of Twenty20 Internationals, with the matches taking place behind closed doors as part of measures to combat COVID-19. The England and Wales Cricket Board detailed the provisions they planned to implement for the tour in a presentation on Friday and Khan told Reuters the PCB was encouraged by the proposals. “So from that point of view, in principle, we are planning towards touring England,” he said. The PCB would seek medical advice and government guidance before going on the tour, he added. The UK government has said elite sport can return in June without spectators and England hope to begin their delayed summer of cricket with a Test series against the West Indies in July. Pakistan will have to arrive almost a month before the first Test to undergo a two-week quarantine period mandatory for all visitors and get in some match practice. The Test and Twenty20 squads will travel… Read full this story
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