IslamabadThree players of Pakistan women’s cricket team have been found corona infected. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given this information on Thursday.
“The women’s team had gathered at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Center in Karachi for a preparatory camp ahead of the upcoming home ODI series against the West Indies,” the PCB said in a statement here. Three players were found positive in the team’s routine corona test conducted on Wednesday, which has not yet been identified, although they will soon be identified and sent to a 10-day quarantine which will end on November 6. “
According to the PCB, following the protocol, other members of the team have also been sent to a small quarantine till November 2. They will be tested every other day from Friday. It is noteworthy that earlier the entire team had entered the bio-bubble for the preparatory camp only after coming negative twice, while all the players were vaccinated in May. Pakistan will host West Indies for three ODIs. The three matches will be played at the Karachi National Cricket Stadium on November 8, 11 and 14 respectively.
Following the tour of the women’s team, the West Indies men’s team will tour Pakistan in December for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals. Pakistan cricket fans can get to witness some exciting and entertaining cricket at the end of this year.
The tour will begin with the first ODI on November 8. After the series is over, Pakistan and West Indies women’s teams will travel to Zimbabwe for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers to be held from November 21 to December 5. It is understood that the West Indies team will reach Karachi on November 1. The Pakistani team will be in a training camp from October 23 to November 5 at Hanif Mohammad High Performance Center in Karachi before shifting to the respective hotel.
It is noteworthy that this golden opportunity has come to Pakistan after the New Zealand and England cricket team recently refused to tour Pakistan.(talk)