Mohammad Amir left for England to join the Pakistan Advanced Training Group in Derbyshire, after testing negative for Covid-19 for the second time. However, he is expected to remain in isolation for five days after his arrival and will not be released to join the team until he returns two more negative tests.
Amir made himself available for the tour after initially stepping down as dates collided with the birth of his second child. Pakistan had already made arrangements for replacements, but after the birth of their daughter last week, they confirmed their availability for Pakistan’s T20Is against England. Amir was recalled in place of Haris Rauf, who had undergone six Covid-19 tests last month, five of which were positive.
Along with Amir, masseur Mohammad Imran, who tested negative after testing positive last month, is also reportedly traveling to England. In accordance with the revised Covid-19 regulations, Imran is classified as low risk after recovering from the virus and, as such, would be integrated into the domestic part after another negative test.
The largest group of Pakistani players and support staff arrived in England on June 28, several weeks before the start of the first match, to be able to train in the country and complete the mandatory quarantine for all foreigners traveling to the UK. United. The tour group lives in a bio-secure bubble where they will not interact with anyone outside of the group, and regular testing for Covid-19 will be carried out during the tour. The three tests and the three T20I will all be played behind closed doors.