Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has said he respects the concerns raised by the New Zealand government but hopes the team’s tour will not pose a major threat to New Zealand. “We respect the concerns of New Zealand cricket and their government after six of our players were affected by Corona,”
Chairman said in an interview,
” I do not think that there is any threat to the series because our players are strictly following the protocols of isolation. He said some violations were reported by the New Zealand Cricket Board and health officials when the players entered isolation. He said they had been in contact with each other during that period it was a 22-hour journey and the players deserved a little concession.”
However, there were violations and there is no excuse to hide behind it. Was in touch with New Zealand Cricket regarding the permission of the team. Since then PCB has shared the results of all tests conducted by a reliable laboratory with the New Zealand government and is satisfied.
He further said,
“There was a need to find out and investigate how they contracted the virus. This is expected and is believed to have taken place somewhere between Lahore and the isolation center.”
“we are also investigating which player was affected first and how it was transferred to others.”
Six members of the outgoing Pakistani contingent tested positive for the corona virus, following which a warning was issued by New Zealand. The number of infected members during the tour of New Zealand increased to seven.