Pakistan’s former bowler, Wasim Akram does not look happy with the furious isolation for the Pakistani players in New Zealand. The quarantine period seems tough to him and he believes that the players are going through a rough time.
Recently, when six positive COVID-19 cases were spotted in the Green camp, the New Zealand management was left furious and even threatened the guest time to cancel the tour sending them back to Pakistan.
Wasim believes the strict rules might be a serious hurdle in players’ performances later as they are staying in their rooms continuously.
Wasim Akram not happy with frustrated isolation in New Zealand
“The players are currently going through a rough time,”
Lauding the members for staying locked in the rooms for so many days, Wasim has credited to their patience majesty.
“Credit to them for remaining locked in their rooms [for so many days] but this will affect their performance during the series.”
However, being unhappy with New Zealand’s treatment of the Pakistani players, Wasim said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could better have completed their quarantine period in Pakistan.
“The PCB should have had them do their isolation period in Pakistan,” he said.
However, Pakistan Cricket Members have completed COVID-19 testing in New Zealand, Christchurch. The health ministry of New Zealand will reveal the results tomorrow.
The Men in Green underwent their fifth test for day twelve swab testing. A total of 43 members were tested and the assistant coach, Shahid Aslam was stopped at Auckland for being COVID-19 positive. The coach completed his isolation period there.
The team is all set to depart for Queensland on 8th December. The team also includes the five members who were tested COVID-19 positive earlier. However, the left-handed test opener will complete his quarantine period.
Also, the New Zealand health management has denied granting practice permission to the Men in Green as they were supposed to start practicing on day 3 after testing.