Pakistan’s Tour To New Zealand 2020-21: Yet Another Member Tests COVID 19 Positive

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Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand 2020-21 has suffered a yet another setback as one more COVID 19 case emerged following the latest round of testing. So, here a look at in detail the unfortunate development.

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Eighth Member Tests COVID 19 Positive During Pakistan’s Tour To New Zealand 2020-21

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Confirming that an eight member of the squad has tested positive, New Zealand Ministry of Health issued a statement that read, “This person is a member of the Pakistan cricket squad and was one of the three cases reported as under investigation yesterday. They have now been confirmed to have an active COVID-19 infection. The two other cases remain under investigation.

“The team is not allowed to train until the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health determines they are satisfied that any training activities are unlikely to transmit Covid-19.”

Read: Media Reports Name Sarfaraz Ahmed & Naseem Shah Among Those 6 Pakistani Cricketers Who Tested Positive For COVID 19

PCB Issues A Statement Too

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Shedding light on the matter a statement from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) explained that “The PCB has been maintaining a close contact with the Pakistan team management in New Zealand and have kept them updated on the return to training process.

“The management and the players are fully supportive of the process and keen to get back on to the field as soon as they are compliant with the New Zealand Government rules.”

It is expected that other members of the squad who continue to test negative by the end of the 14 day quarantine period will be allowed to get back on the cricket field and hence, resume proper training before the start of the three match T20 series i.e. scheduled to begin from the 18th of this month.