The touring Pakistan squad has returned negative in a fifth spherical of COVID-19 assessments and can now have the ability to go away their managed isolation on Tuesday, topic to clearance from the health ministry, New Zealand Cricket said on Monday.
Pakistan squad clears fifth COVID test
The 53-member Pakistan group was denied the fitting to coach whereas in managed isolation in New Zealand after eight members of the touring squad had examined optimistic for COVID-19.
“That is to advise the Pakistan squad’s fifth and ultimate day 12, COVID-19 assessments have all been returned as adverse,” NZC stated in a press release.
“As a consequence, and pending ultimate Ministry of Well being approval, the squad will go away managed isolation tomorrow and fly to Queenstown, the place they may prepare forward of the T20 and Test collection in opposition to the BLACKCAPS.”
Pakistan is scheduled to play three T20Is, starting in Auckland on December 18 adopted by two Tests beginning December 26.
Six members of the Pakistan group had examined optimistic on arrival, whereas two extra returned optimistic assessments later and all eight at the moment are in quarantine.
“Moreover, the member of the squad who was taken into quarantine in Auckland after arriving from Dubai feeling unwell however subsequently testing adverse has additionally been cleared to depart the ability.”
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq stated not having the ability to prepare whereas being in managed isolation has affected his aspect’s preparation forward of the series.