Pakistan not to start training session before ensuring safety environment
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to return the cricketers to practice next week, overcoming fears of coronavirus. However, that plan is not being implemented at present.
Authorities at the country’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) say it will take a few more days to create a sterile environment for the health of cricketers.
The Pakistani medical panel has already informed the cricketers and team management about their plans for a controlled environment. Their plan was to train 25-30 cricketers in pairs at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore in early June. From there, the cricketers will be able to practice for three weeks at Gaddafi Stadium. From here, the team will be finalized for the next tour of England in July.
However, this plan is not being implemented for the time being. The main problem is that the NCA building has a total of 21 rooms. 40 rooms are needed to keep the social distance market. As a rule, no one can enter or leave the building during training.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still optimistic about starting training. The PCB says that although it is not possible at once, training can be done in two stadiums. However, the problem is that many of the coaching staff are out of the country. Bowling coach Waqar Younis is in Australia and physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon is in South Africa. The selection committee has already finalized the list of cricketers. However, only those who were negative in the coronavirus test have been included in this list.
PCB Medical Committee chief Dr Sohail Saleem has already informed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) how they will conduct their camp. ICC guidelines are also included in these plans, a final draft of which will be submitted to the ICC for review.