England illness could delay first Pakistan Test

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England squadThe England squad had a full training session in Rawalpindi on Tuesday
Venue: Rawalpindi Date: Thursday, 1 December (05:00 GMT)
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Talks over postponing the first Test between England and Pakistan by a day have been held after the tourists' squad was affected by an illness.

About 14 members of the party of players and coaches were advised to rest at the hotel on Wednesday, rather than attend training in Rawalpindi.

Thursday's match is England's first Test in Pakistan for 17 years.

Batter Joe Root said: "It's not the worst thing if we have to wait to make sure the game isn't cancelled."

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