Pakistan Cricket Team is likely to get out of the isolation nightmare in New Zealand by Friday. The players, that have been tested negative during the sixth swab, will be promoted to the training step before the matches started.
The 42 members on Monday cleared their third COVID-19 test and the three tests were under consideration. These 42 members, after the fourth test at least, will be subjected to training near their hotel. Four more players will be allowed to join the team after analyzing their test if they will not be historical
It has been days since the team has arrived at Christchurch. With a total of eight positive COVID-19 cases and breaching of health care protocols, the New Zealand management was a bit furious and warned the Men in Green to cancel the tour.
However, with a bit eased COVID-19 guidelines signed by the two boards, the players are still quarantined that is likely to be ended by Friday to commence towards the next step; training, practicing.
Pakistani players to start training by Friday in New Zealand
“All the players with negative reports following the fourth test are expected to start training at the nearest available ground from Friday, which will be their ninth day in New Zealand. Currently, they are exercising in confinement, mostly within their rooms. They are doing their best to keep themselves ready to take on New Zealand. However, from Friday onwards there are all the chances that they will be allowed to use cricket facilities to practice for the forthcoming T20 and Test series,” the source said.
“The authorities have held back four cricketers’ results after the third test as they say they are analyzing whether this deadly virus can pose any threat to others. Hopefully, the results of these three players would be shared with the team management in a couple of days while the fourth player will undergo a test on Thursday. So far these four players are staying on the same floor meant for the majority of the members.”