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PAK vs ENG: Gunshots are heard near Ben Stokes & Co.’s team hotel in Multan ahead of Pakistan vs England second test: reports

An act of violence reportedly took place near the England cricket team hotel in Multan, with gunshots also being heard.

The second test match of the three-match series between Pakistan and England will be played from December 9-13 at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. Ben Stokes & Co. hold a 1-0 series lead, having won the first Test in dominant fashion by 74 runs.

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Pakistan National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

Ahead of the second Test, a shocking incident occurred approximately 1km from the England team hotel when two rival gangs clashed with each other and shots were fired.

Fortunately, there hasn’t been any security breach and all the players are safe in Pakistan. England has reportedly been given presidential level security for the ongoing tour of Pakistan. Additionally, Pakistan police have made four arrests in the aftermath of the incident.

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“Shots were heard 1km from the England team hotel this morning in Multan. Two rival gangs, apparently. Four arrests were made and no one was injured. The team’s security plans will not be affected before tomorrow’s second Test against Pakistan,” a British journalist tweeted.

England include Mark Wood in XI for the second test

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Wood frames. Credits: Twitter

England National Cricket Team fast pacer Mark Wood has been included in the playing XI for the second Test as a replacement for the all-rounder Liam Livingstone.

Liam Livingstone made his Test debut in the first Test match of the series at Rawalpindi. He did not participate in the game after Day 2 when he injured his knee at the boundary line and has been ruled out of the entire series.

Meanwhile, fast pacer Mark Wood replacing Livingstone in the XI is the only change from the team that won the first Test, meaning there is no place for Ben Foakes, who missed the first game due to illness.

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Pakistan vs England (Getty Images)

England playing XI for Multan vs Pakistan test:

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (WK), Joe Root, Ben Stokes (C), Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Jack Leach

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