https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...sts-week-one-every-five-days-pakistan-players Pakistan's players and support staff will be subject to three rounds of Covid-19 testing apart from a host of other precautions before they leave for their England tour. Once in England, the entire touring party will be tested every five days. The PCB medical board admitted that despite the extensive measures due to be undertaken, eliminating risk entirely was not possible. However, the bio-secure bubble that the players will be in should help mitigate concerns. The tour, consisting of three Tests and three T20Is, will begin in August. Dr Sohail Saleem, Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB's) director of sports medicine, said the touring party would have to follow guidelines strictly, and that a combination of safety measures had been worked out to ensure the risk was reduced to the minimum. Between Sunday and Monday, 28 players were tested (minus Shoaib Malik, who will be travelling later), alongside 12 members of the support staff. All of them were tested at their respective homes. Those testing 'negative' will move to a five-star hotel in Lahore and remain in isolation, while anyone who tests positive will remain in isolation at home and be provided medical assistance. For those who have not tested positive, a full medical screening and a second Covid-19 test will be carried out on June 25 at the hotel. If someone tests positive on this second test, they will be taken out of the cluster for treatment. "It is a big risk," Saleem said in a video conference. "We can't really say it's not a risk. We are trying to build a new normal, redefining etiquette - respiratory marks, hand washing... it is a combination of many thing to make sure that we are keeping safe or reducing the risk factor to the minimum. Cricket isn't a contact sport. The only source (of contact) is the cricket ball. Two different analyses confirmed that the chances of transmitting the virus through sweat are less, while you cannot use saliva at all. .......................................................................... Good to see a lot of precautions being taken, can't really afford any slip-ups. Obviously a bit concerning that the medical officer is describing the tour as 'big risk' but here's hoping, In Shaa Allah all goes smoothly. Will be a shame without any fans, Pak fans in the UK do come to games (maybe not tests) and generally create a awesome atmosphere for the players.