PAKISTAN'S cricketers have begun training in Worcester ahead of their test series against England.

The squad arrived in the city this week after receiving the all clear from an earlier coronavirus scare which saw several members of the squad test positive, then negative for coronavirus.

Several members of the squad were allowed to re-join the squad after being re-tested.

A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said: "Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time in three days and, as such, are now eligible to join the Pakistan men’s national cricket team in Worcestershire.

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"The players were retested on Monday, June 29, following a first negative test on June 26.

"The PCB will now start making their travel arrangements and the departure details will be shared in due course."

The squad is currently training at Worcester's Blackfinch New Road cricket ground with their series against England set to get underway on July 30.

Former Mayor of Worcester Jabba Riaz welcomed the team, saying: "We welcome the Pakistan Cricket team to our beautiful city.

"It’s a shame we we could not have given you a proper welcome, good luck for your tour."