LAHORE: (Monitoring Desk) After their COVID-19 tests came back negative, all Pakistani cricketers who joined the bio-secure bubble for the T20 World Cup 2021 will begin training on Sunday. The T20 matches will be start from October 17 to November 14 in United Arab Emirates.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said during a message that the cricketers who were tested for COVID-19 at a hotel in Lahore came back negative for the virus. They can now begin training at the National High-Performance Centre as early as tomorrow.
The PCB had previously announced that Pakistani players will hold trainings at the LCCA stadium on October 11-12 at 1:30 pm and play “a simulation match” under the spotlights on October 14. It will begin at 6 PM on October 13th, there will be no training activities, and it had stated such.
The Pakistani team will fly to the United Arab Emirates on a chartered flight on October 15 to compete in the ICC competition, which will take place T20 World Cup 2021 from October 17 to November 14. Pakistan is in Group 2 and Pak vs India T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the 24th of October.
Following a performance assessment, the PCB selectors named former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in the WC team on Friday. The selectors have made three changes to the roster that was published on September 4th, taking into account player abilities and form.
Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain have been replaced by Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali, respectively, while Fakhar Zaman, who was originally selected as a travel reserve, has been replaced by Khushdil Shah. Following medical advice, Sohaib Maqsood’s selection in the squad will be decided.
After undergoing MRI scans for his lower back during the National T20 encounter against Northern on October 6, 2021.