Shoaib Malik Expected To Leave For England On August 15: PCB
Shoaib Malik was permitted a delayed departure to the UK to allow him to spend time with his family.
- Shoaib Malik will leave for the UK on August 15, PCB said
- Malik was permitted late departure to allow him time with his family
- Pakistan play England in a three-match T20I series from August 28
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday said Shoaib Malik will travel to Southampton on August 15 if the he clears two COVID-19 tests. "The PCB is planning to fly out T20 specialist Shoaib Malik to Southampton on August 15, provided he returns two negative Covid-19 tests as per the agreed protocols and processes," PCB said in a statement. Pakistan are currently playing athree-match Test series against England. The Test series will be followed by three T20Is between the two teams.
"The PCB had approved Shoaib's request for delayed departure so that he could spend some time with his family, whom he had not met since the start of the year," the statement read.
"Meanwhile, assistant coach Shahid Aslam will return to Manchester on August 8. He had arrived in Lahore last week to attend his father's funeral," it added.
The first T20I will be played on August 28 in Manchester.