WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad in New Zealand have examined optimistic for COVID-19 and have been moved from managed isolation into quarantine.
Two of the instances are deemed historic and 4 are new however all six gamers will transfer to the quarantine arm of their isolation facility.
The Pakistan groups exemption to coach whereas in managed isolation can be withheld till an investigation has been accomplished. All gamers had been examined 4 instances earlier than their departure from Lahore to New Zealand and had been detrimental on every event.
New Zealand Cricket stated whereas the optimistic instances had been disappointing, their early discovery confirmed New Zealand authorities protocols round touring groups are working.
Separately, NZC has additionally been made conscious that some members of the Pakistan workforce had contravened protocols on the primary day of managed isolation, New Zealand Cricket stated in an announcement. We can be having discussions with the vacationers to help them in understanding the necessities.
NZC considers public well being and security to be paramount within the internet hosting of worldwide groups and is supportive of the Ministry of Health and authorities place.
The West Indies squad, which can start a three-match Twenty20 sequence towards New Zealand on Friday, was additionally discovered to have breached protocols whereas in managed isolation earlier this month. Close circuit tv footage confirmed gamers mixing in lodge corridors and sharing meals, beaching the necessities of their inside bubbles.
The West Indies workforce was pressured to stop coaching after the breaches had been found.
Pakistan will play three Twenty20 internationals towards New Zealand, starting on Dec. 18, and two check matches the primary of which begins on Dec. 26.
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