PCB decides to test eyes and blood of players four times a year
International cricket is set to resume with the West Indies tour of England in July. It is unknown at this time that when other teams will resume their cricket.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already started planning for the health of cricketers. A member of the medical panel said it would be mandatory for contracted cricketers to undergo blood and eye tests four times a year. At present blood and eye tests are done every 6 months. But in post-corona conditions it will be tested four times a year.
The member of the PCB medical panel further said that the blood test was done keeping in mind the health of the cricketers. Since eyesight is very important in cricket, that is why eyes are tested. This test will be extended.
Pakistan is scheduled to tour England in July. Before that, there will be a camp at the National High Performance Center to prepare the cricketers. The PCB will announce the names of 30 cricketers for the camp on Wednesday. Pakistan coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq wants to take 25 cricketers on a tour of England. Pakistan will play three Tests and three T20I matches in England.