Rawalpindi test could be postponed for one day if England players fail to recover

Ben Stokes also contracted the virus.© AFP

The Domestic Cricket Board said the decision on whether to start the first match between Pakistan and England would be made early Thursday morning after several members of the touring team fell ill with the virus. . The start of the Test – England’s first in Pakistan in 17 years – was in doubt after as many as seven of the tour’s players, including the captain Ben Stokes, was crashed on Wednesday. The number of support staff was similarly cut.

“The two panels discussed the outbreak of a virus infection in the British camp and unanimously agreed to delay the decision to start the First Test until 07:30 Pakistan time (02:30 GMT) on tomorrow,” a Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) said released.

The decision was made after medical advice from British doctors.

Both boards will also consider the option of postponing the Test for one day. “The two panels have also agreed, subject to England players not recovering well enough to play on Thursday morning, then the Test will begin on Friday and will be a five-day match. .”

Britain’s only front-line camera Jack Leach, who has Crohn’s disease, is suffering from the symptoms. He developed sepsis after picking up a bug in his stomach during a tour of New Zealand two years ago.

A spokesman for the England and Wales Cricket Council earlier said the illnesses were not linked to Covid-19, with the players experiencing vomiting and diarrhea.

The release says the remaining Tests in Multan (December 9-13) and Karachi (December 17-21) – will take place as scheduled.

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