PakVsNZ: National cricket squad undergoes third round of COVID- 19 testing

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

30th Nov, 2020. 11:03 am

Pakistan Cricket team underwent a third round of COVID-19 PCR tests on Monday in Christchurch, Newzealand. The reports will be issued in 24 hours.

According to the details, 6 of the team members were tested corona positive upon their arrival in New Zealand and one member of the team was tested positive for the novel virus on the third day in the second round of testing.

It is pertinent to mention here that this third test will determine whether the players will be allowed to train in the isolation period or not. After the members were tested corona positive, the team’s exemption to train was put on hold.


New Zealand’s health ministry said in a statement that the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health will “conduct an assessment of whether the team members who have not returned positive tests can have an exemption from managed isolation to train”.

“For this to occur, the medical officer of health must be satisfied that training is unlikely to transmit COVID-19,” the statement added.


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


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