It will be Test cricket but not as we've known it when England face the West Indies in the opening match of a "bio-secure" series at Southampton starting on Wednesday.
In an identical scheme to help the affected combat the present challenges, the PCB, in May, had offered one-time support to 161 stakeholders, including former men's first-class cricketers, match officials, scorers and curators.
Left-handed opener Masood batted for nearly eight hours in largely bowler-friendly conditions for a Test-best 156, surpassing his 135 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in December.
Only 134.3 overs were possible in the entire match, which included a 38 over spell late on the fifth afternoon as the sun finally came out, with England finishing on 110 for four before the game was called off with no prospect of a winner.
In early July, Etihad flew in hundreds of UFC athletes and staff, including UFC President Dana White, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and fellow stars Amanda Ribas, Jéssica Andrade, José Aldo, Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas and Max Holloway jetting into the UAE capital from Las Vegas and Sao Paolo.
Broad ended the series when he had Jermaine Blackwood caught behind as the West Indies, set a huge target of 399 for victory, collapsed to a meagre 129 all out in under 38 overs.
Domestic cricket on July 26-27 is set to be the first sport that fans are allowed to watch in person since March. Some spectators will also be allowed into the world snooker championship in Sheffield from July 31 and the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival on Aug.1 is also part of a government scheme piloting the return of fans.
The circumstances will be surreal with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning no fans will be present in the bio-secure environment — the only sounds being the thump of leather on willow, the chit-chat between the players and some piped-in crowd effects.
"We're delighted that the Shahid Afridi Foundation logo will be featured on the Pakistan playing kits, since we are charity partners to Pakistan Cricket Board. Thanking WasimKhan & the PCB for their continued support & wishing our boys all the very best with the tour #HopeNotOut," Afridi said in a tweet.