Players will be an option to withdraw: Wasim

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By Sports Correspondent

KARACHI: PCB’s Chief Executive Wasim Khan has said that players will be given an option to withdraw from the upcoming England tour if they were not satisfied with the provisions that will be put in place.

Wasim Khan, Zakir Khan, Dr Sohail Saleem and Misbah-ul-Haq updated players on their last week’s discussions with the ECB concerning the upcoming tour to England.

Players have been assured the PCB will not compromise on their health and safety. The PCB officials briefed the players it will be looking to send a 25-player squad comprising red and white-ball players in early July; the squad will stay together till the end of the tour.

The PCB is planning to hold a pre-tour training camp in Lahore from early June amidst strict ICC guidelines. Dr Sohail Saleem, Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis will devise training schedule in line with strict health and safety guidelines.

“It seems the Pakistan cricket team will have to remain under strict bio-secure environment for up to three months,” said Wasim Khan. “Players will be given an option to withdraw if they are still not satisfied with the provisions that will be put in place; full details will be provided in the coming weeks,” he added.

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