It came as the worsrt news when there are 10 Pakistan cricket players were tested positive for Covid-19. They will not be on the list of players who will make flight to compete on Manchester on this Sunday. The other 18 players who were tested negative for the pandemic with the staff and assisstants team who were all tested carefully will be allowed on the flight and board the charter plane set up by the ECB. All of them were tested second times and all the results have been published by the PCB on Saturday.
The news was confirmed after the recent annoucement of ECB in a press, stated that members of the Pakistan travelling party being tested positive would “not be allowed to be on board with the advance group”. Though the annoucement did not clearly give detailed information, however, the word “advance group” were utilized, implied certain changes on the formation in comparison to the initiative one being unfolded on the 28th of June. May be these players will need to return 2 negative tests to be qualified enough for the flight.
This appears to be not suitable for the whole PCB if they decided to give permision to all 28 players in the squad to be on the same flight, after they were known to be considering dropping the requirement of two negative tests before the permission to depart for England was granted.
That would still be dangerous when there are 10 Pakistan players and one member of the support staff returning being infected to Covid-19 earlier this week, all of them did not have any clear systoms of the pandemic before hand. They were tested for a second time on Friday, and if the results turn out to be negative, they would have the chance to travel with the other 18 players iof the squad again. However, if the results remain unchanged, the PCB will back to the original schedule, which means those ten players will be tested for the third time on June 29, and make a commercial flight to England later on once they have provided two negative tests.