The COVID-19 isolation rules are eased a bit on Pakistani players as they are quarantining in New Zealand before the two teams start their cricketing journey by 18th December. As the six members were tested positive for COVID-19, the results left the host furious and they were disappointed by Pakistani members breaching the quarantine protocols.
Also, the team was threatened to be sent back to Pakistan in case if more cases occur positive and breaching of protocols get noticed. Although, one more unnamed player has been tested COVID-19 positive today, but as per the new contracts that the two cricket boards, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the New Zealand Cricket Board have signed, the isolation is eased a bit on PCB’s request.
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.
Earlier, they were not allowed to come out of their rooms but they can do that by staying limited to their groups. Moreover, the PCB has requested New Zealand to allow player training as soon as possible as the match series are to commence in some days.