New Delhi. The Corona Test Report of all the players included in the Pakistan Cricket Team for the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman has come negative. The Pakistan Cricket Board gave this information on Saturday. The PCB said that the players had entered a bio-secure bubble at a hotel in Lahore on Friday. After this all the players had a corona test, the report of which has come negative. Now the players will start training from Sunday.
The PCB had released the training schedule of the team a day earlier. Then the Pakistan Cricket Board had said that the players would train on October 11-12 at 1.30 pm at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. At the same time, the day-night practice match will be played on October 14. This match will start at 6 pm. The team will not train on October 13. The Pakistan team will leave for UAE on October 15 via a chartered flight.
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3 changes in Pakistan team
Earlier, on Friday, the selectors made 3 changes in the team selected for the T20 World Cup on 4 September. Fakhar Zaman has got a place in the 15-member team for the tournament. He is the only player from Pakistan to score a double century in ODIs. He was included as the first reserve player. Apart from this, former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have also been given a place in the team. World Cup is starting from 17th October. Pakistan has to face Team India in the first match on 24 October.
Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali join the team
Sarfaraz Ahmed has been included in Azam Khan, while Haider Ali has been included in place of Mohammad Hasnain. At the same time, Fakhar Zaman has come in the team in place of Khushdil Shah. Khushdil Shah will now be with the team as a reserve player. Sohaib Masood was injured during the National T20 Cup. But after medical advice, his place in the team has been retained. Senior player Shoaib Malik failed to make it to the team. He has completed 11 thousand runs in T20 in the past.