Shoaib Malik to depart for England on Aug 15 if he clears two Covid-19 assessments

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T20 specialist Shoaib Malik might want to clear two Covid-19 assessments earlier than he can go away on August 15 to hitch the Pakistan crew at Southampton forward of the three-match sequence towards England starting August 28.

“The PCB is planning to fly-out T20 specialist Shoaib Malik to Southampton on 15 August, provided he returns two negative Covid-19 tests as per the agreed protocols and processes,” the Board stated in an announcement.

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The T20 sequence, which follows the continuing Test rubber between the 2 nations, can be held in a bio-secure surroundings in Manchester on August 28, August 30 and September 1.

The PCB had allowed Malik permission to hitch the squad in England late as he wished to spend time along with his family in UAE.

The former Pakistan skipper, who’s married to India’s tennis star Sania Mirza and has a one-year-old son Izhaan, had not met his family because the begin of the yr within the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak .

Meanwhile, assistant coach Shahid Aslam will return to Manchester on August 8. He had arrived in Lahore last week to attend his brother’s funeral. Pakistan is presently taking part in the opening Test towards England at Manchester.

[Attribution HT]

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