LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has determined to not maintain a coaching camp of the nationwide workforce as a part of preparations for scheduled tour of England subsequent month within the wake of accelerating variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the nation.
The PCB was planning to carry a coaching camp underneath a bio-secure surroundings since Might 15, when it had a tele-conference with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over the opportunity of going forward with the tour regardless of the worldwide pandemic scenario. The PCB, nonetheless, is prepared maintain the camp in England, the place elite sports activities has been given the federal government go-ahead to renew.
“Taking into account the Covid-19 outlook in Pakistan in the coming weeks, the operational and logistical matters as well the observation that keeping players in a safe and secure environment would remain a challenge, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided not to hold a training camp of the national men’s team prior to their departure for England,” a PCB information launch mentioned on Tuesday.
“The PCB is already in discussions with the ECB to convey ahead their early July departure date for England so the Pakistan squad can profit from the extra apply time there. Extra particulars across the pre-tour Covid-19 testing of the gamers and participant help personnel, assembling them in Lahore and their coaching/match schedule might be shared sooner or later.
“The PCB, meanwhile, has reminded the players to not to practice at cricket grounds during this period and that they must observe and adhere to strict social distancing protocols. These instructions have been issued as their personal well-being and that of their families remains paramount.”
Printed in Daybreak, June 10th, 2020