Auckland: Six members of the Pakistan’s touring squad in New Zealand have examined constructive for novel coronavirus, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) knowledgeable on Thursday.
This was reported to the NZC after among the members of the touring facet, which is presently in isolation at a facility in Christchurch, had “contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation”.
“Two of these six results have been deemed “historical”; 4 have been confirmed as new,” NZC acknowledged in a media launch.
“This means that, in line with the protocols governing the squad’s entry into New Zealand, the six members of the squad will be moved to the quarantine arm of the managed isolation facility,” it added.
Following the event, the Pakistan staff’s exemption to coach whereas in managed isolation has been placed on maintain till investigations have been accomplished, the host board additional stated.
Previous to leaving Lahore, all members of the Pakistan touring squad had returned damaging outcomes on the 4 events they had been examined.
“Separately, NZC has also been made aware that some members of the Pakistan team had contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation. We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements,” NZC acknowledged.
“NZC considers public health and safety to be paramount in the hosting of international teams, and is supportive of the Ministry of Health and Government position,” it added.
The Black Caps are scheduled to play three T20Is and two Checks in opposition to Pakistan, beginning December 10. Earlier than that, New Zealand will likely be taking part in three T20Is and two Checks in opposition to West Indies starting Friday.
(With IANS Inputs)