PCB to announce 30-member squad for twin excursions to South Africa, Zimbabwe on 10 March

PCB to announce 30-member squad for twin excursions to South Africa, Zimbabwe on 10 March

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board are planning to ship a squad of 30 gamers for the dual excursions of South Africa and Zimbabwe as a security measure within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

The national selectors are expected to announce a 30-member squad for the twin tours on 10 March after which the players will undergo training at the high performance centre in Lahore before they depart for Johannesburg on 27 March. AFP

The nationwide selectors are anticipated to announce a 30-member squad for the dual excursions on 10 March after which the gamers will bear coaching on the excessive efficiency centre in Lahore earlier than they depart for Johannesburg on 27 March. AFP

In response to a well-informed supply, the board may even be sending the gamers and officers to South Africa on a chartered flight as a substitute of a business flight because it would not wish to take any possibilities after the virus that hit the Pakistan Tremendous League needed to be postponed.

“The board has additionally learnt from the expertise of sending the gamers and help employees through a business flight to New Zealand final 12 months when round eight to 10 gamers and employees ended up testing constructive and led to your complete staff being quarantined for 14-days in Christchurch,” he mentioned.

The supply disclosed that the issue dealing with the PCB had been the additional bills that will likely be incurred on the chartered flight in addition to on the lodging and different bills of the Check specialist gamers within the squad.

No Check matches are scheduled towards South Africa as Pakistan play three ODIs and 4 T20 internationals towards them, however on the second leg of the tour in Zimbabwe, Pakistan will play two Exams and three T20 matches.

“The PCB has held talks with the South African board over how the additional gamers could be managed in a bio safe bubble in South Africa because the board needs them to be with the staff from the beginning for the Check sequence in Zimbabwe to keep away from any hassles over Covid-19 protocols.”

The supply added that the PCB have requested Cricket South Africa to incorporate the Check specialist gamers within the bio-secure bubble.

The nationwide selectors are anticipated to announce a 30-member squad for the dual excursions on 10 March after which the gamers will bear coaching on the excessive efficiency centre in Lahore earlier than they depart for Johannesburg on 27 March.

“The gamers and help employees will all bear isolation durations and steady COVID-19 exams in Lahore earlier than they take the chartered flight,” he mentioned.

South Africa and Zimbabwe have additionally been hit onerous by the COVID-19 pandemic and final 12 months England deserted a white ball sequence after constructive circumstances emerged from the camp.

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