Babar Azam Opens Up On COVID 19 Protocols In New Zealand

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Pakistan's Babar Azam walks from the field after being caught with LBW as New Zealand players celebrate during the first one day international cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Basin Reserve in Wellington on January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Marty MELVILLE

In a recent interview skipper Babar Azam opened up on the COVID 19 protocols in New Zealand and so, here is a look at what he had to say.

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Babar Azam Says That COVID 19 Protocols In New Zealand Are Different From England

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While shedding light on the protocols the upper-order batsman said, “Here [New Zealand] the situation is completely different from England tour. The protocols are completely opposite.”

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Squad Management

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While explaining the challenges associated with squad management Babar said, “Our squad is not a small one and has around 50 members. Handling them is also a major task and the senior players, in each group, are playing a key role in this regard.

“But the plus point is that we are gelled as team and still backing each other.”

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“Eager To Get Back On Field”

Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed leas the team onto the field for the national anthems during the first one day international cricket match between New Zealand and the Pakistan at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on January 6, 2018 Image Source: MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images, Babar Azam COVID 19 Protocols New Zealand
Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed leas the team onto the field for the national anthems during the first one day international cricket match between New Zealand and the Pakistan at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on January 6, 2018 Image Source: MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

While explaining that the Pakistani squad wants things to move ahead on as soon as possible basis Babar said, “We are missing practice but as soon as that starts everything else will subside as our focus will only be on cricket. Every second person [in the squad] is eager to get back to playing cricket.

“Playing for Pakistan is honour for everyone and we are not worried by the small problems that come along the way as these are part and parcel of everyone’s life. As a professional, we should know how to tackle these issues.”