The 46 member panel of the Pakistan Cricket Team was tested for COVID-19 update at Christchurch, New Zealand, and the forty-two members are completely on the safer side.
As the Men in Green are on their voyage to New Zealand to play a T20I and a Test series, the two boards are strict to the COVID-19 protocols and regulations keeping a keen eye on players’ health.
Notably, as reported by the official medical source in New Zealand, the three members of the Pakistani squad are positive and a single test result is pending. The hosts are making sure to stay free from the Chinese virus as there was no lockdown there being the rare country that is completely free from the deadly disease.
Earlier, six members of the Pakistani squad were tested positive and the figure of six was followed by the seventh man. It turned into threats by the NZC as they said they will be sending the team back to Pakistan if any breaching of COVID-19 protocol arises once again.
42 members of Pakistani squad COVID-19 negative, three tests under consideration
“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,” the media release stated.
“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,” it added.
COVID-19 isolation rules eased a bit for Pakistani players in New Zealand
According to the latest contract that two boards have signed, the players can interact with each other but they are restricted to the squad. However, the only way for the interaction is that the balconies are opened for them and they can communicate with each other from there. On their arrival, they were already distributed in groups of four.