Malik has been in Pakistan because the coronavirus outbreak whereas his spouse, tennis participant Sania Mirza, and one-year-old son Izhaan, have been in India because of the ban on worldwide journey.

A 29-member Pakistan squad will depart on June 28 for Manchester however Malik has been allowed to succeed in England on July 24 after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) agreed for his late arrival.

“Unlike the rest of us, Shoaib Malik has not seen his immediate family for nearly five months due to his commitments and the subsequent international travel bans following the Covid-19 pandemic,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan mentioned in an announcement.

“As travel restrictions are now slowly easing out and there is an opportunity for a family reunion, it is appropriate that at a human level we show compassion as part of our duty of care and respect Shoaib’s request.”

“We have spoken with the England and Wales Cricket Board who understand the situation and have agreed to make an exception by helping Shoaib enter the country on 24 July. Of course, Shoaib will follow the UK government’s policies on visitors entering the country before integrating with the side.”

The 38-year-old former captain has retired from Tests and One-day codecs. The three-match T20 sequence in opposition to England is slated to start from August 29 whereas the Test sequence begins from July 30. After reaching Manchester, the Pakistani gamers will journey to Derbyshire for a 14-day quarantine interval.

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