PakVsNZ: Sarfaraz Ahmed along with 5 players tested Covid positive

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

27th Nov, 2020. 01:50 pm

Six members of the Pakistan cricket team who traveled to New Zealand had tested positive for the coronavirus, confirmed by the New Zealand Cricket Board on Thursday.

According to the details, Sarfaraz Ahmed is among the six players who have rested positive for the novel virus in New Zealand.

Test fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas have also tested positive for the coronavirus. Rohail Nazir, Danish Aziz, and opener Abid Ali have also been tested positive for coronavirus.

It should be mentioned here that the squad had tested negative four times before leaving Lahore.

New Zealand Warning:

The New Zealand government had warned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that one more break of New Zealand’s Covid-19 protocols by the Pakistan squad would result in the entire traveling party being deported.

In a WhatsApp voice message to the traveling players the PCB CEO, Wasim Khan spoke to the players and told them being sent back home would be “hugely embarrassing”.

“Boys, I spoke to the New Zealand government and they told us there were three or four breaches of protocols,” Wasim Khan said in the voice note.

“They have a zero-tolerance policy and they’ve given us a final warning. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and you went through similar conditions in England. It’s not easy. But this is a matter of the nation’s respect and credibility. Observe these 14 days and then you’ll have the freedom to go to restaurants and roam about freely. They have told me in clear terms that if we commit one more breach, they will send us home.”


It is pertinent to mention here that the first coronavirus test will be performed on 25th November.

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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