ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England as Eoin Morgan isolated after 7 positive results in England squad

ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England as Eoin Morgan isolated after 7 positive results in England squad
ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England as Eoin Morgan isolated after 7 positive results in England squad

ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England as Eoin Morgan isolated after 7 positive results in England squad – England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be leading the ODI team as seven members of the England suqad tested Covid-19 positive on Tuesday. The England & Wales Cricket Board is yet to reveal the names of affected cricketers and other team squad members – but it is being speculated that captain Eoin Morgan is one of the affected cricketer.

ENG vs PAK – 7 members test positive, Stokes replace Morgan as captain: ECB has not announced the names of the players but as Stokes has been called up and named captain of the team. The tests according to ECB Spokesperson were conducted on Monday.

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ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England as Eoin Morgan isolated after 7 positive results in England squad

Tom Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, commented: ‘‘We have been mindful that the emergence of the Delta variant, along with our move away from the stringent enforcement of biosecure environments, could increase the chances of an outbreak. We made a strategic choice to try to adapt protocols, in order to support the overall wellbeing of our players and management staff who have spent much of the last 14 months living in very restricted conditions.

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ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England: Overnight we have worked swiftly to identify a new squad, and we are grateful to Ben Stokes who will return to England duties to Captain. We also recognise the impact this news will have on our First Class Counties and their Men’s playing squads and thank them, along with our partners Sky and Royal London, for their ongoing support in dealing with this pandemic.’’

As soon as the news broke former cricketer Michael Vaughan and well-known commentator Harsha Bhogle posted tweets.

Last week, the Pakistan team commenced seven-day preparations for their white-ball UK tour with the first training session of the series at the Incora Derby Cricket Ground after spending the first three days in room isolation.

ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes to lead England: Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan has highlighted the potential match-winners in the side and showed confidence in getting over the line in the upcoming games.

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England vs Pakistan Full ODI and T20 Schedule
England vs Pakistan – 1st ODI, July 8th 
Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff

5:30 PM IST – 13:00 local 12:00 GMT

England vs Pakistan – 2nd ODI, July 10th
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
3:30 PM IST – 11:00 local 10:00 GMT

England vs Pakistan – 3rd ODI, July 13th
Edgbaston, Birmingham
5:30 PM IST – 13:00 local 12:00 GMT
England vs Pakistan – 1st T20I, July 16th 
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
11:00 PM IST – 18:30 local 17:30 GMTEngland vs Pakistan – 2nd T20I, July 18th
Emerald Headingley, Leeds

7:00 PM IST – 14:30 local 13:30 GMT

England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I, – July 20th
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
11:00 PM IST – 18:30 local 17:30 GMT

England vs Pakistan Series Squads

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