Pakistan Players Not Allowed To Carry Family For England Tour: PCB
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Pakistan Players Not Allowed To Carry Family For England Tour: PCB

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has strictly barred families of players and officials to accompany them for the England tour, starting at the end of July. A 29-member Pakistan squad for the Test and subsequent T20 series will be flown by specially arranged chartered flight sponsored by the English cricket board. The hosting board is reportedly spending around half a million pounds for the chartered flight.

The first of three-match Test series is slated to get underway from July 30 with the final match concluding on August 24 while the three-T20I series will run from August 29 to September 2.

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PCB: Families can’t travel with players for England tour

The Pakistan board has clarified that families will not be allowed to accompany players for the tour. In fact, the board has also mentioned that, players will not be allowed to interact with the families until the tour is completed in September.

“The board has made it clear to players their families can’t travel with them and also explained to them it would be of no use even if their families reached and stayed in England separately. The entire squad can’t interact with their families in person until the tour is completed in September,” a source in the Pakistan board said.

Pakistan Players Not Allowed To Carry Family For England Tour: PCB
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The teams will be contesting the series in a bio-secure environment. Boards across the globe will keep an eye on the arrangement made by the ECB, so that, they can think of sending their teams to the country.

It will be the second series for England after the hiatus imposed due the pandemic, after hosting the West Indies. While the series will mark the return of cricket for Pakistan.