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Amir's travel plans confirmed after second negative COVID-19 test

by  Bilal  •  Last updated on 2020-07-24 15:48:20

Left arm pacer Mohammad Amir and masseur Mohammad Imran will travel to England on Friday after their second COVID-19 tests returned negative, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday (July 23).

Amir will have to be in self-isolation in England and undergo two more COVID-19 tests, and will be allowed to join the squad if he tests negative in those. Imran, meanwhile, has recovered from the virus and is categorized as low risk, and needs one negative test before he can join the Pakistan squad.

Amir had earlier opted out of the series to be with his wife for the birth of their second child. But following the birth of his daughter, Amir notified the Pakistan Cricket Board that he was willing to join the national side.

The Pakistan team is currently in Derby having completed the 14-day self-isolation period in Worcester. During their training period in Derby, Pakistan have played an intra-squad four-day game from July 17-20 and will play one more from July 24-27 before they travel to Manchester on August 1.

Pakistan will play a three-Test series against England, with the first Test in Manchester (August 5-9), and the second and third Tests in Southampton (August 13-17 and August 21-25 respectively). This will be followed by three T20Is in Manchester on August 28, 30 and September 1.