After seven members of the England cricket team returned positive for Covid-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed satisfaction over the “assurances and guarantees” given by the England Cricket Board (ECB) over existing protocols in place for the touring Green Brigade’s safety.
“Pakistan Cricket Board has been in close contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board regarding concerns about the health and safety of its players since the news of Covid-19 outbreak in the England camp,” said the board in a statement.
“The PCB is satisfied by the assurances and guarantees provided by the ECB on behalf of its medical panel,” said the PCB.
The cricket board said it “feels comfortable with the existing protocols that have been put in place to ensure all the Pakistan players and player support staff remain safe and secure”.
The PCB said it has been in touch with the team management, advising them to exercise “extra caution” at the hotel and the match venues.
Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against the hosts during the tour.
The England team will now be led by all-rounder Ben Stokes while the rest of the squad will be announced later on Tuesday.