Haider Ali, Imran Khan and Kashif Bhatti will fly to the UK to join their Pakistan team-mates after returning a second negative Covid-19 test. They tested negative on July 1 and 4, as did masseurs Malang Ali and Mohammad Imran. The three players and Malang will fly from Lahore on July 8 to join the Pakistan squad, which is currently training in Worcester ahead of the three-match Test series against England, which begins in Manchester on August 5.

Haris Rauf, meanwhile, tested positive once again, though he remains asymptomatic. Rauf is now the only player still returning positive tests among the ten who originally tested positive last month. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have already flown to England after returning two negative tests.

The tour comprises three Test matches and three T20Is in August and September. All six games will be played behind closed doors.