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Pakistan gets another blow in New Zealand as two more members are testing positive for COVID-19

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Pakistan and Pakistan martyr squads. (Photo Source: PCB / Twitter)

Pakistan’s New Zealand tour is put into further chaos after two more members of their casual test for Kovid-19. Recent developments mean that 10 of Pakistan’s 53-man squads have contracted the dreaded virus in New Zealand, which has managed to keep an epidemic well under control.

Earlier, six members tested positive on 24 November when they were in the team New zealand And began a 14-day mandatory stay in its isolation. In view of the positive test results, New Zealand Cricket had warned tourists of dire consequences, stating that the Pakistan team was in danger of being sacked. The NZC said members of the Pakistan squad violated strict biosecurity protocols on the first day of their 14-day separation.

A few days later, more members tested positive. And the latest development has put a question mark on the series. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health confirmed the latest development. The ministry also confirmed that both members are historical matters.

“We tested two members of the Pakistan men’s cricket team in a 6-day test as reported yesterday. These people are confirmed as having historical infections, and will be counted in our clan as they are not counted abroad, ”the Health Ministry said in a statement.

“The team is scheduled to do its regular Day 9 test today. The statement said decisions around exemptions from managed isolation requirements that allow the team to be trained are still under consideration.

A question mark on the tour

The way things have unfolded in the last few days, there is a big question mark on the upcoming series. NZC has already made it clear that it will not shy away from exiting the Pakistan team and the recent positive test result is another setback for the upcoming series. Also, Pakistan is unlikely to get enough time for the series.

The entire squad is still under isolation and NZC and the country’s Ministry of Health has not given them permission to train. The first match of the three T20I series is scheduled to be held on 18 December. After the T20Is, both teams will play two Tests.