Top PCB officers are busy formulating a plan to make the coaching camp doable at a time when the instances and deaths from COVID-19 are on the rise in Pakistan.
“Different plans are being looked at but the most important thing is that the board will have to get the final nod from the government before it goes ahead with the tour to England or even the training camp,” an official within the board mentioned.
The High Performance Centre in Lahore the place the board is planning to maintain the gamers and officers doesn’t have the capability to accommodate 20 gamers at one time and that is inflicting a giant drawback for the officers.
“Head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq understandably wants at least 25 players in the training camp and a list is being finalised but before it is announced the board wants to create a proper bio-secure environment at the high performance centre so that everyone is safe from COVID-19,” the official mentioned.
The gamers and officers, as soon as they transfer into the excessive efficiency centre, won’t be allowed to exit or meet anybody together with their members of the family due to the bio-security measures.
A dependable supply within the board mentioned some gamers had instructed Misbah that they would favor to have a brief coaching camp in Lahore.
“Some players are reluctant to stay away for a three-week period in Lahore and then again for more than two months in the UK,” the supply mentioned.
The board has mentioned that it has left it on the gamers to resolve whether or not they wish to tour England or not and if anybody makes himself unavailable, there won’t be any disciplinary motion.
Pakistan”s former Test captain and batting nice Javed Miandad has expressed apprehensions over the plan to tour England within the current scenario.
“I would be worried because the COVID-19 situation in the UK is worse than what it is in Pakistan. I just hope the board examines everything before sending the team to England because it would be a huge risk for the players,” Miandad mentioned.
Pakistan has reported greater than 85,000 instances up to now, whereas the depend within the UK has crossed 2.70 lakh.
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