Decision on Pakistan v England series opener delayed until morning of Test

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  • ‘Viral infection’ breaks out among touring party on Wednesday
  • Delay of 24 hours possible but match will not be shortened

England and Pakistan will wait until the morning of Thursday’s historic first Test in Rawalpindi before deciding whether it will begin as scheduled after a “viral infection” broke out in the touring party.

Ben Stokes had boldly named his XI two days in advance of England’s first Test in Pakistan for 17 years, confirming a debut for Liam Livingstone and handing Ben Duckett a recall at opener six years on from the last of his four appearances.

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Written by Ali Martin in Rawalpindi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/30/first-pakistan-test-could-be-delayed-after-england-squad-hit-with-illness-cricket under the title “Decision on Pakistan v England series opener delayed until morning of Test”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.