New Zealand vs Pakistan: Visitors still banned from training while medical officials check COVID-19 cases


The Babar Azam-led Pakistani cricket team is still not allowed to train, as the New Zealand Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday that there may be three more cases of COVID-19 within the traveling contingent. “The team will not be allowed to train until the Canterbury DHB medical officer has determined that they are confident that training activities are unlikely to transmit COVID-19,” the New Zealand Department of Health said in an official statement. The New Zealand Ministry of Health also confirmed that in the new round of testing, a total of 46 members of the Pakistani unit have been tested for COVID-19.

The results released show that 42 people have tested negative for COVID-19, while three are being examined to determine if they are historical cases while one result is pending.

Day 6 were taken yesterday from the 46 members of the Pakistani cricketer in Christchurch who have so far returned negative test results for COVID-19. Of these, 42 have subsequently returned a further negative test result. Three are under investigation to determine if the historical cases are, and one test result is pending, ”said the Ministry of Health.

On Nov. 28, a seventh member of Pakistan’s traveling squad had tested positive for coronavirus days after six members reported positive, the New Zealand Ministry of Health had confirmed.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan had then told the team that the New Zealand government had given them a “final warning” after the party violated quarantine protocols.

Khan warned his players that “they’ll send us home” if the team commits another offense. “Guys I spoke to the New Zealand government and they told us there were three or four violations of protocols. They have a zero tolerance policy and they have given us one final warning. We understand this is a difficult time for you. , and you have been through similar conditions in England, ” ESPN had quoted Cricinfo Khan in a Whatsapp voice message to players.


“It’s not easy. But this is a matter of respect and credibility of the country. Observe these 14 days and then you have the freedom to go to restaurants and roam freely. They got me in plain terms. be told that if we commit one more breakup, they’ll send us home, ‘he added.

The squad led by Pakistani captain Babar Azam in all formats was subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period according to the COVID-19 protocol. Pakistan is scheduled to play three T20Is on December 18, 20 and 22, and the ICC World Test Championships will be held in Mount Maunganui and Christchurch on December 26-30 and January 3-7 respectively.

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