Pakistan's cricket team members take a selfie inside a plane at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. File
The England and Pakistan cricket squads passed their latest coronavirus tests. All 20 players and 11 staff in the Pakistan squad have tested negative for COVID-19 since arriving on Sunday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
Pakistan is in a two-week quarantine in Worcester for a test and Twenty20 series in August.
All of England’s players and management also were negative in their third round of tests on Monday.
They are in Southampton preparing for the first test next week against the West Indies.
Meanwhile, six Pakistan players picked for the tour who tested positive last week and had to stay home have tested negative for a second time in three days and have been cleared to join the squad in England.
The six were opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, allrounder Mohammad Hafeez, legspinner Shadab Khan, wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan and fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hasnain.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said all six players were retested on Monday, following a first negative test last Friday.
"All the six players were re-tested on Monday, following their first negative test on June 26," the PCB confirmed.
However, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf tested positive for a second time.
They will not be allowed to travel to England until they have recorded two consecutive negative tests.
Pakistan will play three Tests and three Twenty20 internationals against England starting in August, with the exact dates still to be confirmed.
The Pakistan squad arrived in England late Sunday and have started a 14-day mandatory quarantine period before intra-squad practice games.
A 30-strong England squad and support staff are currently in a bio-secure training camp at the Ageas Bowl ahead of next week's opening Test against the West Indies.
This first fixture in the three-match series will mark the return of major international cricket from lockdown.
England know another sluggish start to a Test campaign could prove costly as they go in search of a first series win over Pakistan in a decade.
"Fitness has been an important part of our strategy as a team since I took on the role of head coach last September and we have seen the benefits in the two Tests so far," Misbah wrote in a column for the Pakistan Cricket Board's website.
Pakistan were 223-9 at stumps on the second day, with Rizwan 60 not out just as he started to up the tempo of his innings with only last man Naseem Shah for company.
Shaheen Afridi needed just four balls to remove England's Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday before bad weather again interrupted the second Test at Southampton. England were 7-1 in reply to Pakistan's first innings 236 when rain stopped play at 12:00pm local time on the fourth day.
Ronaldo was injured in the nose after colliding with the goalkeeper of the Czech national team during his attempt to get the ball. After the collision, Ronaldo fell to the ground bleeding, and the Portuguese medical staff rushed to rescue him.
A depleted Bangladesh will take on a confident UAE in the opening game of the two-match T20 series to be played in Dubai on Sunday.
Friday's match at the O2 Arena in London was the first participation of the Swiss, who has won 20 major titles since the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2021, due to the injuries in his knee and ultimately prompted him to decide to retire.