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    [PICTURES/VIDEO] Pakistan cricketers celebrate Eid Al Adha in Derby

    Pakistan men's national cricket team is celebrating Eid-ul-Adha today







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    Time to celebrate and be merry!

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    The most important holiday/ festival of the year and the boys are stuck in a biosecure bubble away from family and friends in one of the worst affected countries in the world.

    And then you have the England squad being allowed to have a break because things are so tough for them. The double standards in this series have been ridiculous.

    I have never wanted England to get hammered as badly as I do this time, however unlikely that might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    The most important holiday/ festival of the year and the boys are stuck in a biosecure bubble away from family and friends in one of the worst affected countries in the world.

    And then you have the England squad being allowed to have a break because things are so tough for them. The double standards in this series have been ridiculous.

    I have never wanted England to get hammered as badly as I do this time, however unlikely that might be.
    Very true.

    Some idiots on Twitter saying why these people arent wearing masks etc!

    Just so they know - our players never left their bio-secure bubble!


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    Salaam,

    May Allah accept everyone who is doing qurbani, May Allah accept your duas and your qurbani. Eid Mubarak to the whole PakPassion community and their loved ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    The most important holiday/ festival of the year and the boys are stuck in a biosecure bubble away from family and friends in one of the worst affected countries in the world.

    And then you have the England squad being allowed to have a break because things are so tough for them. The double standards in this series have been ridiculous.

    I have never wanted England to get hammered as badly as I do this time, however unlikely that might be.
    The mindset of 'if we can't see our families safely then they shouldn't be allowed to see their family safely' is pretty childish.

    If the pandemic hadn't happened and the tour had gone ahead completely normal as originally planned the Pakistan players wouldn't have been able to do much with their family and friends on Eid (quite probably wouldn't have seen them at all) and the England players would still have been able to see their family between the test matches. In reality it's not much different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    The mindset of 'if we can't see our families safely then they shouldn't be allowed to see their family safely' is pretty childish.

    If the pandemic hadn't happened and the tour had gone ahead completely normal as originally planned the Pakistan players wouldn't have been able to do much with their family and friends on Eid (quite probably wouldn't have seen them at all) and the England players would still have been able to see their family between the test matches. In reality it's not much different.
    Its the principle.

    If Pak players are not allowed to leave the bubble to visit mosques/familiar eating places in England, hosts should also not be allowed.

    Family part I agree with as they dont have families here. But even a visit to a local restaurant would have been nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Its the principle.

    If Pak players are not allowed to leave the bubble to visit mosques/familiar eating places in England, hosts should also not be allowed.

    Family part I agree with as they dont have families here. But even a visit to a local restaurant would have been nice.
    I think it's safe to assume the England players aren't allowed to visit their places of worship or restaurants either and are essentially confined to home. From the sounds of things even county cricketers won't be allowed to visit pubs/restaurants during their competitions and there's no bubble system there.

    Would the Pakistan players have spent the night at a restaurant and having a bit of a party had none of this happened and we were in the middle of the Lord's test match right now? I doubt it, if anything they're probably doing more under the new circumstances than they would have otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    I think it's safe to assume the England players aren't allowed to visit their places of worship or restaurants either and are essentially confined to home. From the sounds of things even county cricketers won't be allowed to visit pubs/restaurants during their competitions and there's no bubble system there.

    Would the Pakistan players have spent the night at a restaurant and having a bit of a party had none of this happened and we were in the middle of the Lord's test match right now? I doubt it, if anything they're probably doing more under the new circumstances than they would have otherwise.
    Do English players have some special air they breathe that they will magically not breathe when on way home? Are they simply going home into an empty house/flat which is not visited by anyone - will they live in a vaccum?

    Pakistan cricketers could have easily been escorted to one of many eating places in Manchester for Eid after that establishment fumigated etc

    Would have been a great gesture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Do English players have some special air they breathe that they will magically not breathe when on way home? Are they simply going home into an empty house/flat which is not visited by anyone - will they live in a vaccum?

    Pakistan cricketers could have easily been escorted to one of many eating places in Manchester for Eid after that establishment fumigated etc

    Would have been a great gesture.
    You're not seriously suggesting the travel aspect i.e driving home alone in their own car carries any kind of significant risk? Yes there's clearly some risk of exposure whilst living with their family/household but that can be minimised by not allowing them to visit public establishments. The point of releasing the players isn't so that they can go to a restaurant, it's so they can see their family in what would otherwise for quite a few of them have been a notably longer period than the Pakistani squad (and will quite probably be followed shortly after by a winter packed with foreign travel).

    What's the point in clearing out a restaurant for the players to eat in? Assuming it's the same setup as the West Indies they've already been assigned their own chef who specialises in their cuisines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    You're not seriously suggesting the travel aspect i.e driving home alone in their own car carries any kind of significant risk? Yes there's clearly some risk of exposure whilst living with their family/household but that can be minimised by not allowing them to visit public establishments. The point of releasing the players isn't so that they can go to a restaurant, it's so they can see their family in what would otherwise for quite a few of them have been a notably longer period than the Pakistani squad (and will quite probably be followed shortly after by a winter packed with foreign travel).

    What's the point in clearing out a restaurant for the players to eat in? Assuming it's the same setup as the West Indies they've already been assigned their own chef who specialises in their cuisines.
    Are the families tested for COVID? are they in a bio-secure bubble? Who will guarantee that the family members are not infected/asymptomatic?

    The point of clearing out a restaurant is for players to experience some sort of normalcy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    You're not seriously suggesting the travel aspect i.e driving home alone in their own car carries any kind of significant risk? Yes there's clearly some risk of exposure whilst living with their family/household but that can be minimised by not allowing them to visit public establishments. The point of releasing the players isn't so that they can go to a restaurant, it's so they can see their family in what would otherwise for quite a few of them have been a notably longer period than the Pakistani squad (and will quite probably be followed shortly after by a winter packed with foreign travel).

    What's the point in clearing out a restaurant for the players to eat in? Assuming it's the same setup as the West Indies they've already been assigned their own chef who specialises in their cuisines.
    But no one is stopping the family from going to restaurants or the office or any public establishment. And of course, they must have been over the last few days. Now when the cricketers arrive home, they are at risk from the very family members they are meeting.

    Interaction with anyone, no matter how close they are, outside the bubble is a risk. There is no vacuum created- it is anything but. This is the point @MenInG is trying to establish.

    Essentially, ECB is endangering not only its own players and indirectly the Pakistani players, but they are also holding a double standard- our players can leave the bubble but yours cannot.

    Doesn’t matter if they are going home, to the pub, or to outer space. Once you’re out of the bubble, you’re at risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Are the families tested for COVID? are they in a bio-secure bubble? Who will guarantee that the family members are not infected/asymptomatic?

    The point of clearing out a restaurant is for players to experience some sort of normalcy.
    Don't worry this will suit us Insha'Allah. Just need a couple of the English boys to come back and test positive (asymptomatically of course ;))
    Last edited by MenInG; 31st July 2020 at 22:43.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    I think it's safe to assume the England players aren't allowed to visit their places of worship or restaurants either and are essentially confined to home. From the sounds of things even county cricketers won't be allowed to visit pubs/restaurants during their competitions and there's no bubble system there.
    So Eng players' families havent left the home or went anywhere in last two weeks as well in anticipation of them coming home?

    If no then how come its a completely safe environment for Eng players as Godforbid even one of their family members has Covid-19 from going out then they can also contract that which can further be transmitted to both the teams.

    Unless the answer to first question which I have raised is yes, which is highly unlikely its a big gamble that ECB has taken here and there are no two ways about it.

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    Tough gig stuck in a hotel in Derby away from friends and family.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    So Eng players' families havent left the home or went anywhere in last two weeks as well in anticipation of them coming home?

    If no then how come its a completely safe environment for Eng players as Godforbid even one of their family members has Covid-19 from going out then they can also contract that which can further be transmitted to both the teams.

    Unless the answer to first question which I have raised is yes, which is highly unlikely its a big gamble that ECB has taken here and there are no two ways about it.
    No, but all the players will be tested multiple times before being allowed to re-enter the bubble. Just like the Pakistani players who didn't make the initial flight over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    No, but all the players will be tested multiple times before being allowed to re-enter the bubble. Just like the Pakistani players who didn't make the initial flight over.
    If that’s all it takes why can’t the players do whatever they want and then in the lead up to the game, just take a couple of tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum363 View Post
    If that’s all it takes why can’t the players do whatever they want and then in the lead up to the game, just take a couple of tests.
    Because that clearly increases the chances that someone will test positive...?

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    Eid wishes from our cricketers:



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    Its truly saddening when some cannot understand the idea of the bio-secure bubble.

    Take this for example from a respected India media site who try to put a negative on this but stupidly add the right explanation in there!

    https://www.outlookindia.com/website...ee-pics/357765

    Pakistan's national cricket team in England celebrated Eid al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, on Friday and photos of the gathering were shared by the PCB. (More Cricket News)

    But none of the players or staff were seen wearing masks or maintaining distance as seen in the photos. Probably, the touring party was given exemption as they are in a biosecure 'bubble' environment and they all have tested negative for COVID-19.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    No, but all the players will be tested multiple times before being allowed to re-enter the bubble. Just like the Pakistani players who didn't make the initial flight over.
    First test is on Aug 5th itself I am not sure how they will be able to take multiple tests in 2-3 days. Even test result of one test is gonna take atleast a day or two if I am not wrong.

    Definitely wasn't best of the ideas but, we can only hope nothing bad happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Its truly saddening when some cannot understand the idea of the bio-secure bubble.

    Take this for example from a respected India media site who try to put a negative on this but stupidly add the right explanation in there!

    https://www.outlookindia.com/website...ee-pics/357765

    Pakistan's national cricket team in England celebrated Eid al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, on Friday and photos of the gathering were shared by the PCB. (More Cricket News)

    But none of the players or staff were seen wearing masks or maintaining distance as seen in the photos. Probably, the touring party was given exemption as they are in a biosecure 'bubble' environment and they all have tested negative for COVID-19.
    Quality of Indian media is generally pretty poor I think (Most neutral Indians will also agree) and when they talk about Pakistan emotions further deteriorate the already low quality journalism.

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    Let’s add to this that the ECB booked them a travelodge hotel, they are making a few hundred million from the Pakistan team touring and the best they can manage is a travelodge I don’t know about you guys I have stayed in a travelodge, it’s very very basic. Surely for the duration we was staying the ECB could have spent a little more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Quality of Indian media is generally pretty poor I think (Most neutral Indians will also agree) and when they talk about Pakistan emotions further deteriorate the already low quality journalism.
    Forget quality, a little bit of sanity, and even a semblance of integrity and courage would go a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahzad1985 View Post
    Let’s add to this that the ECB booked them a travelodge hotel, they are making a few hundred million from the Pakistan team touring and the best they can manage is a travelodge I don’t know about you guys I have stayed in a travelodge, it’s very very basic. Surely for the duration we was staying the ECB could have spent a little more
    Its not about the cost my friend, the quality standard had to be compromised so the players could stay near the ground to practice and stay in the bio secure bubble

    More expensive places wouldve meant longer travel to the grounds and coming in contact with more people away from the bubble

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    Nice. I have the same blue sherwani/kurta that Mohammed Abbas is wearing that I wore for my brother's wedding. Good wishes to the Pak team.


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