ISLAMABAD: The chief govt of the Pakistan Cricket Board has warned gamers on tour in New Zealand to obey COVID-19 protocols or the entire workforce dangers being despatched residence.
In a WhatsApp voice observe despatched to Pakistan gamers on Thursday, Wasim Khan mentioned he was given a ultimate warning by each New Zealand Cricket and its authorities after six Pakistan gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus on arriving within the nation.
They have advised me straightaway that yet another breach and they’re going to ship the entire workforce again, Khan mentioned within the two-minute message, recorded within the Urdu language, including it will likely be embarrassing” if this occurs.
Closed-circuit tv footage confirmed some members of the Pakistan squad had contravened protocols on the primary day of managed isolation.
They additionally mentioned there have been three to 4 breaches of protocols, Khan mentioned.
They have zero tolerance they usually have given us a ultimate warning. I do know its troublesome occasions for you and its not simple. You have operated in related circumstances (taking part in) in England … its a matter of the countrys respect and credibility. Please observe 14 days, then you’ll get freedom in New Zealand to exit in eating places and roam round, however please adhere to full protocols.
The Pakistan groups exemption to follow whereas in managed isolation can be withheld till an investigation has been accomplished. All gamers had been examined 4 occasions earlier than their departure from Lahore to New Zealand and had been damaging on every event.
New Zealand Cricket mentioned whereas the optimistic circumstances had been disappointing, their early discovery confirmed authorities protocols round touring groups are working.
Please guys, I do know its troublesome, its very powerful, however do keep disciplined and comply with by the protocols they won’t compromise on well being and security in New Zealand, so please adhere to it, Khan advised his gamers.
Pakistan is scheduled to play three Twenty20 internationals in opposition to New Zealand, beginning on Dec. 18, adopted by two take a look at matches.
The six gamers have been moved from managed isolation into quarantine.
Two of the six circumstances had been described as historic and 4 had been new. The Pakistan touring group, together with 53 gamers and officers, was examined after arriving Tuesday. All six optimistic circumstances had been being moved to the quarantine arm of the isolation facility.
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