Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has cancelled a training camp to prepare the national team for a tour of England because of a rising rate of coronavirus infections in Pakistan.
As of Tuesday, Pakistan recorded more than 108,000 COVID-19 cases and 2,172 known deaths. Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the country that it is not likely to see a peak in infections before August.
The PCB shelved its camp plans on Tuesday because it couldn't guarantee the players would be in a safe space.
Instead, the PCB said it was talking with England counterparts about bringing forward the early July arrival in England so the Pakistan squad can benefit from additional practice time. Pakistan hopes to play three tests and three Twenty20s from early August.
The PCB has asked all players not to practice at cricket grounds, and they must adhere to strict social distancing protocols.
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The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said
The active cases comprise 0.73 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.94 percent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said
The toll climbed to 4,49,260 with 263 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am