Pakistan squad to undergo Covid-19 testing today


The members of the Pakistan team, including players and support staff, will undergo Covid-19 testing today ahead of the New Zealand series.

The members of the squad will get tested in their cities and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has advised them to exercise caution for the next three days after testing.

The players and staff will assemble in Islamabad on September 8 for the ODI series against the Black Caps and after one day of quarantine at a hotel, they will be allowed to start training at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The New Zealand team is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on September 11 to play three ODIs and five T20Is against Pakistan in Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively.

It will be the first tour of New Zealand’s cricket team to Pakistan in 18 years. The Black Caps last visited Pakistan in November 2003.

The three ODIs will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs.
Pakistan ODI squad:

Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mahmood.

NZ series schedule
11 Sep – Arrival in Islamabad
12-14 Sep – Room isolation
15-16 Sep – Training/practice/intra-squad match
17 Sep – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
19 Sep – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
21 Sep – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
25 Sep – 1st T20I, Lahore
26 Sep – 2nd T20I, Lahore
29 Sep – 3rd T20I, Lahore
1 Oct – 4th T20I, Lahore
3 Oct – 5th T20I, Lahore

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