New Squad For The #PAKvENG ODI Series Announced After 3 English Players Test COVID Positive

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England has named a new 18 man group for #PAKvENG ODI series after three members from the first choice squad tested positive for COVID19.

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3 English Players Test COVID19 Positive

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The entire first choice English squad was forced into isolation after PCR tests were administered yesterday in Bristol during which three players and four support staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

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England Name A New Squad For The #PAKvENG Series

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Source: Sky News

Following the development, England announced a new squad i.e. to be captained by Ben Stokes. The squad includes the following members.

Ben Stokes (capt), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince

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PCB Issues A Statement

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While Issuing a statement on the matter PCB said, “The PCB is satisfied by the assurances and guarantees provided by the ECB on behalf of its medical panel, and feels comfortable with the existing protocols that have been put in place to ensure all the Pakistan players and player support staff remain safe and secure throughout the duration of the series.

“The PCB has also been in touch with its team management and has advised them to exercise extra caution while in the hotel or at the match venue.”