The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the Pakistan men’s cricket team will arrive in the UK on Sunday to start preparation for this summer’s tour of England, which includes three Test matches and as many T20Is.Also Read - Rashid Latif Dates Back to '90s to Point Out Similarities Between Pakistan and India: Says Kumble-Ganguly-Dravid Trio Very Strong

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However, there is still no clarity on the dates for the series which the ECB is planning to announce the behind-closed-doors schedule in “due course”. Also Read - Was Shane Warne a Flawed Genius? The Greatest Leg-Spinner of His Generation Answers

The 10 Pakistan players, including Mohammad Hafeez, who has tested positive for the coronavirus have been placed under home-quarantine and will not be part of the squad departing to the UK.

The players who tested negative in the first round underwent a second round of testing on June 25 in Lahore, the results of which are awaited.

“They (Pakistan team) will start a 14-day isolation period at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester before transferring to Derbyshire”s The Incora County Ground on July 13 to accelerate their preparation ahead of the first Test, which will include two four-day internal warm-up matches,” stated the ECB.

“All members of the tour party will have been tested prior to travel. Those who are testing positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to travel with the advance group on Sunday,” it added.

England are currently slated to face West Indies in the three-match Test series starting July 8 at the Ageas Bowl.

(With agency inputs)