Six Pakistan squad members tested positive for coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Nov, 2020. 09:51 am
Pakistan

Six members of the Pakistan contingent that have traveled to New Zealand have tested positive for the coronavirus, confirmed the New Zealand Cricket Board on Thursday.

According to the details, New Zealand Cricket Board said that six members of the Pakistan contingent has been tested for the coronavirus upon their arrival in Christchurch.

“NZC was made aware today that six members of the Pakistan touring squad, currently in managed isolation in Christchurch, have tested positive for COVID-19,” said the board in a statement.

The board said that two out of the six were cases of reinfection, while the other four were marked as “new”. It added that following the test results the six individuals will be moved to the “quarantine arm of the managed isolation facility”.

“The Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed,” said the board following the test results.

It is important to mention that the squad had tested negative four times before leaving Lahore.

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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