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Malik gets green light for late departure

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who plays only the Twenty20 format, was on Saturday granted permission to join the national squad late in England so that he can spend some time with his family, whom he has not seen for nearly five months.

Malik gets green light for late departure
Malik has been away from his family


Malik has been in Pakistan since the coronavirus outbreak while his wife, tennis player Sania Mirza, and one-year-old son Izhaan, have been in India due to the ban on international travel. A 29-member Pakistan squad will depart on June 28 for Manchester, but Malik has been allowed to reach England on July 24 after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) agreed for his late arrival.

“Unlike the rest of us, Malik has not seen his immediate family for nearly five months due to his commitments and the subsequent international travel bans following the COVID-19 pandemic,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said in a statement. “We have spoken with ECB, which understands the situation and has agreed to make an exception.”

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