Ben Stokes can also be down with the virus an infection.© AFP
A call on whether or not to begin the primary Take a look at between Pakistan and England might be taken early Thursday morning after a number of members of the touring squad fell unwell with a viral an infection, the house cricket board mentioned. The beginning of the Take a look at — England’s first in Pakistan for 17 years — was thrown into doubt after as much as seven of the touring aspect’s gamers, together with captain Ben Stokes, had been struck down on Wednesday. The identical variety of help employees had been additionally laid low.
“The 2 boards mentioned the outbreak of a viral an infection within the England camp and unanimously agreed to delay the choice on the graduation of the primary Take a look at till 0730 Pakistan time (02:30 GMT) tomorrow,” mentioned a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launch.
The choice was reached after medical recommendation from the England medical doctors, it added.
Each boards can even take a look at the choice of suspending the Take a look at for a day. “The 2 boards additionally agreed, topic to the England gamers not recovering nicely sufficient to take the sector on Thursday morning, then the Take a look at will begin on Friday and might be a five-day match.”
England’s solely frontline spinner Jack Leach, who has Crohn’s illness, is affected by signs. He caught sepsis after choosing up a abdomen bug on the tour of New Zealand two years in the past.
An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson earlier mentioned that the sicknesses weren’t Covid-19 associated, with gamers experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea.
The remaining Exams in Multan (December 9-13) and Karachi (December 17-21) — might be performed as per schedule, mentioned the discharge.
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