Rawalpindi Take a look at Might Be Postponed By A Day If England Gamers Fail To Get better

Ben Stokes can also be down with the virus an infection.© AFP

A call on whether or not to start out the primary Take a look at between Pakistan and England can be taken early Thursday morning after a number of members of the touring squad fell unwell with a viral an infection, the house cricket board mentioned. The beginning of the Take a look at — England’s first in Pakistan for 17 years — was thrown into doubt after as much as seven of the touring facet’s gamers, together with captain Ben Stokes, had been struck down on Wednesday. The identical variety of assist employees had been additionally laid low.

“The 2 boards mentioned the outbreak of a viral an infection within the England camp and unanimously agreed to delay the choice on the.netmencement of the primary Take a look at till 0730 Pakistan time (02:30 GMT) tomorrow,” mentioned a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launch.

The choice was reached after medical recommendation from the England medical doctors, it added.

Each boards may also have a look at the choice of suspending the Take a look at for a day. “The 2 boards additionally agreed, topic to the England gamers not recovering effectively sufficient to take the sphere on Thursday morning, then the Take a look at will.netmence on Friday and can be a five-day match.”

England’s solely frontline spinner Jack Leach, who has Crohn’s illness, is affected by signs. He caught sepsis after choosing up a abdomen bug on the tour of New Zealand two years in the past.

An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson earlier mentioned that the diseases weren’t Covid-19 associated, with gamers experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea.

The remaining Exams in Multan (December 9-13) and Karachi (December 17-21) — can be performed as per schedule, mentioned the discharge.

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