PCB allows Shoaib Malik to travel to England late.


Lahore -- All-rounder Shoaib Malik on Saturday allowed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national squad in England late after spending time with his immediate family, whom he has not met for five months due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Pakistan is scheduled to play three tests and as many Twenty20 Internationals in August-September in a bio-secure environment in England following the COVID-19 pandemic. A 29-member combined squad will depart on June 28 for Manchester, before travelling to Derbyshire for a 14-day quarantine period during which they will be allowed to train and practice as per the standard operating procedure for the series.

Malik has been stuck in Pakistan while his wife, tennis player Sania Mirza, and one-year-old son Izhaan, have been in India due to the ban on international travel due to the pandemic. 'Unlike the rest of us, Shoaib Malik has not seen his immediate family for...

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