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Pakistan insist tour on as ten catch Covid-19

PAKISTAN cricket chiefs insist this summer’s tour of England remains ‘very much on track despite seven more players testing positive for Covid-19.

Ten members of the 29-man squad due to leave Lahore for the UK on Sunday, plus one member of staff, have contracted the virus this week.

However, Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan (pictured) said: ‘The tour is very much on track and the side will depart as per schedule on 28 June. Fortunately, all the first-choice red-ball squad, barring Mohammad Rizwan are negative, and they can start training immediately after they have been tested and given the all-clear when they arrive in England.

‘As regards players who have tested positive, we will continue to monitor them, including conducting antibody tests, and as soon as they test negative, they will be flown to join the squad in England.’