England team has reached Pakistan for Test series after 17 years
The first Test match of the series is to be held in Rawalpindi from Thursday.
The health of 14 England players has suddenly worsened.
New Delhi. England team has reached Pakistan to play Test series after 17 years. The first match of the series is to be held in Rawalpindi from Thursday (December 1). 24 hours before the start of the match, it was learned that the health of 14 England players, including captain Ben Stokes, had suddenly deteriorated. They have come under the grip of some virus. Meanwhile, the news of a suicide bomb attack on a police vehicle in the Pakistani city of Quetta also came. In this bomb blast, 3 people died and many were injured. Now linking these two matters, people are reacting on social media.
One user tweeted, “Is this a sickness bug or an effect of a terrorist attack?” Another user wrote, ‘England team is in Pakistan, the tour may be canceled again.’ Another user wrote, ‘Bobistan country is not safe to play Pakistan cricket.’ Let us tell you that England had announced its playing XI for the first test on Tuesday itself and 7 of those players are now in the grip of the virus. According to media reports, the condition of players like Captain Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali is not good and they are not in a condition to participate in the first test. Due to the virus, the entire England team could not even come down for net practice on Wednesday. Team spokesman Danny Reuben said in a statement that players who are unwell have been advised to stay at the hotel to rest.
The PCB and ECB are in discussions regarding the commencement of the 1st #PAKvENG Test as some England players are down with viral infection. The PCB continues to monitor the situation, is in contact with the ECB and will provide further updates in due course.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 30, 2022
Tags: babar azam, ben stokes, Pakistan cricket, Pakistan vs England
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 30, 2022, 22:15 IST