Another member of Pakistan’s squad tested positive:
Another member of Pakistan’s squad tested positive for covid-19 in New Zealand, New Zealand’s Health Department has revealed. This is the seventh positive testing from the Pakistan squad in just 3 days.
Six players – Sarfaraz Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali, and Danish Aziz has been tested positive in the 1st testing after the arrival in New Zealand on 24 November.
However, the rest of the members of Pakistan’s squad tested negative. The expectation was that this favor of training in isolation would be granted but the Pakistan squad to do training in their isolation is prohibited after watching these results.
The Pakistan team has already received a final warning from the health ministry after players violated protocols on their first day in isolation this is also a reason for not granting training in isolation.
New Zealand officials are now detecting the player who was in close contact with positive players. Another round of testing will be conducted 3 days later. And Pakistan squad training decision will be taken next week.
The squad will have to clear two more tests, on days six and 12 of their isolation, before being allowed to leave quarantine. In the meanwhile, those who have tested negative are allowed to go out on their balconies or make short, individual visits to a park near the isolation facility.
Pakistan is ready to play three T20Is on December 18, 20, and 22 in Auckland, Hamilton, and Napier respectively, before playing two Tests in Mount Maunganui (December 26-30) and Christchurch (January 3-7).