The ECB announced on Tuesday that seven members – three English players and four support staff – of the contingent offered by Sri Lanka for the ODI series had tested positive for the covid-19 virus and that all had been placed in isolation before ‘ a new 18-man team for the Pakistan ODIs.
Ramiz Raja pointed out that the English team left their tour to South Africa last year after COVID-19 violated the bubble. They returned without completing the ODI leg of South Africa.
Despite the news of positive cases in the English camp, the Pakistani team decided to continue with the tour. To which Ramiz Raja reckons that the western countries should spell the spirit and dedication of the subcontinent teams.
‘The English team suffers under the hands of COVID, yet the Pakistan team remains. South Africa had one player with symptoms of covid in December and England decided to indicate mental challenges. West must recognize the spirit of subcontinent and commitment to the game … nahin ?? Ramiz Raja wrote on Twitter.
Ben Stokes, who was relieved from the Sri Lankan series to recover from his finger surgery, will lead England in the three-match ODI series, which starts on July 8 in Cardiff.
PCB is satisfied with the assurance by the ECB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), meanwhile, said it was satisfied with the “guarantees and guarantees” the ECB had given them. They said they were satisfied with the safe protocols put in place by the home council.
“The PCB is satisfied with the guarantees and guarantees offered by the ECB on behalf of its medical panel, and feels comfortable with the existing protocols that have been put in place to ensure that all Pakistani players and support staff across the country remain safe and secure. the duration of the series, which starts on Thursday 8 July in Cardiff, ”the PCB said in its official statement.
“The PCB was also in contact with his team management and advised them to be extra careful while in the hotel or at the match venue,” he said.