Pakistan vs New Zealand: Over 220 rooms booked for players and their families

muzzamil mehboobWeb Editor

05th Sep, 2021. 12:14 pm
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Over 220 rooms booked for players and families

Preparations for the New Zealand tour to Pakistan are underway as three floors and over 220 rooms at a seven-star hotel have been booked for the players, staff, and officials.

The Pakistan-New Zealand series will kick off from September 17. The visitors are expected to arrive by September 11.

“Around 220 rooms on three different floors have been allocated for the biosecure environment,” one of the hotel executives told The News.

The executives added that the floors and rooms are only for the series between Pakistan and New Zealand. They further added that these three floors will act as the biosecure bubble.

The executives confirmed that the staff of the hotel will also be included in the biosecure environment. “The staff members will serve teams and stay within the same secure environment till the departure of the teams to Lahore,” the official said.

They further added that the number of rooms booked was increased as the families of the players will also be staying.

The three floors are equipped with gyms, meeting rooms, and dining rooms for the players.

National players and the supporting staff will be tested for COVID-19 today at their homes. After testing, they will have to be quarantined at home before checking in at the hotel on September 8.

After checking in, the national squad will undergo repeated COVID-19 testing for three days. They will begin their training sessions from the next day after arriving at the hotel.

New Zealand will begin its training sessions after its quarantine period.

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq was tested negative for the virus in Jamaica and will be joining the national squad on September 9.

Special security measures will be taken for travelling to the ground and back to the hotel.

“The 111 Brigade will be looking after the security in coordination with law enforcing agencies,” a board official said.

“All measures which were adopted for Sri Lanka and South Africa teams will be there with one change that this time around 25% of the total capacity crowd will also be there at the stadium watching the teams in action,” he added.

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