107 players and support staffs from Pakistan and Zimbabwe have been cleared to enter the bio-bubble after testing negative for Covid-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a media release. Pakistan are set to host Zimbabwe in three ODI matches and as many T20Is, starting this week.
The Covid-19 tests were conducted by the hosting board on Monday as a part of the PCB’s COVID-19 protocols for the bilateral series. Following the outcome, all players, officials and staff have moved into a hub in a five-star hotel in Islamabad, the PCB said, and “are now allowed to interact with each other and move freely within the bio-secure bubble”.
Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan schedule
The teams will get their training session underway at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, which will host the three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals.
According to a report in espncricinfo, ZC had sent a five-person delegation to Pakistan to assess the arrangements for the teams’ bio-secure bubble. The delegation, comprising two health officers, one security in-charge, and two ZC executives began their inter-city travel after returning two negative Covid-19 tests within 48 hours of arrival in Islamabad.
Zimbabwe are scheduled to face Pakistan for three ODI matches and as many T20Is. The series will get underway with the first of three-ODI series which gets underway from October 30 and will conclude with the final game on November 3.
The T20I series will get underway after a three-day break on November 7 and will conclude with the final game on the 10th.
Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan for the first time since 2015 after they became the first Full Member to visit the country after the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009.