The Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket workforce continues to be not allowed to coach because the Health Ministry of New Zealand on Tuesday confirmed that there could also be three extra circumstances of COVID-19 throughout the touring contingent. “The team is not allowed to train until the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health determines they are satisfied that any training activities are unlikely to transmit COVID-19,” mentioned New Zealand’s Health Ministry in an official assertion. New Zealand’s Health Ministry additionally confirmed that within the recent spherical of testing, a complete of 46 members of the Pakistan unit have been examined for COVID-19.
The outcomes which have come out, present that 42 individuals have examined detrimental for COVID-19, whereas three are below investigation to find out whether or not they’re historic circumstances whereas one result’s pending.
“Day 6 swabs were taken yesterday from the 46 members of the Pakistan cricket squad in Christchurch who to date have returned negative test results for COVID-19. Of those, 42 have subsequently returned a further negative test result. Three are under investigation to determine whether they are historical cases, and one test result is pending,” the Health Ministry mentioned.
On November 28, a seventh member of the Pakistan touring squad had examined optimistic for coronavirus days after six members reported optimistic, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health had confirmed.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan had then advised the workforce that the New Zealand authorities has given them a “final warning” after the facet breached quarantine protocols.
Khan warned his gamers that “they’ll send us home” if the workforce commits yet one more breach. “Boys, I spoke to the New Zealand government and they told us there were three or four breaches of protocols. They have a zero-tolerance policy and they’ve given us a final warning. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and you went through similar conditions in England,” ESPN Cricinfo had quoted Khan as saying in a Whatsapp voice message to the gamers.
“It’s not easy. But this is a matter of the nation’s respect and credibility. Observe these 14 days and then you’ll have the freedom to go to restaurants and roam about freely. They have told me in clear terms that if we commit one more breach, they’ll send us home,” he added.
The squad led by Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam was below a compulsory 14-day quarantine interval as per COVID-19 protocol. Pakistan are slated to play three T20Is on December 18, 20, and 22, and the ICC World Test Championship fixtures might be held in Mount Maunganui and Christchurch on December 26-30 and January 3-7, respectively.
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