Pakistani team tests negative for Coronavirus ahead of New Zealand tour

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

22nd Nov, 2020. 09:19 pm
Pakistan tour New Zealand

The Pakistan team squad, scheduled to travel on November 23, has tested for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 tests for the 55-member squad, 35 players and 20 officials, involved were conducted on Saturday at a local hotel in Lahore.

The squad will depart for Lincoln on November 23 where they will spend the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

For the first three days, players will remain isolated completely. The members will be divided into different groups of 15 for the rest of the quarantine period. They won’t be allowed to interact with individuals of other groups.

The men’s team will play three T20Is and two Tests while Shaheens will play five T20s and two four-day matches.

Babar Azam will lead the men’s team in T20Is and Tests. His vice-captain in Tests will be Mohammad Rizwan, while Shadab will be the vice-captain. Rohail Nazir will lead the Shaheens while his deputy will be Haider Ali.

On Saturday, the national squad underwent tests for COVID-19 at a local hotel.

Pakistan and New Zealand are all set to play a 3-day T20I series starting December 18. The two-Test series will begin on Boxing Day (December 26).

Pakistan Squad:

  1. Babar Azam (c)
  2. Abid Ali
  3. Abdullah Shafique
  4. Fakhar Zaman
  5. Imam-ul-Haq
  6. Shan Masood
  7. Zeeshan Malik
  8. Azhar Ali
  9. Danish Aziz
  10. Fawad Alam
  11. Haider Ali
  12. Haris Sohail
  13. Hussain Talat
  14. Imran Butt
  15. Iftikhar Ahmed
  16. Khushdil Shah
  17. Mohammad Hafeez
  18. Mohammad Rizwan
  19. Rohail Nazir
  20. Sarfaraz Ahmed
  21. Imad Wasim
  22. Shadab Khan
  23. Usman Qadir
  24. Yasir Shah
  25. Zafar Gohar
  26. Amad Butt
  27. Faheem Ashraf
  28. Haris Rauf
  29. Mohammad Abbas
  30. Mohammad Hasnain
  31. Musa Khan
  32. Naseem Shah
  33. Shaheen Afridi
  34. Sohail Khan
  35. Wahab Riaz
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