NZ Tour in Jeopardy: More Pakistani Players Test Positive for COVID-19

Pakistan team has suffered another setback on their tour of New Zealand as three more squad members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the third round of testing.


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New Zealand health ministry has confirmed that three more positive cases have been reported back but they are still investigating if the cases were historic. The total tally of positive cases has climbed up to 10. Out of the 10 positive cases, two were deemed historic and were allowed to rejoin the squad.

“Day 6 swabs were taken yesterday from the 46 members of the Pakistan cricket squad in Christchurch who to date have returned negative test results for COVID-19,” New Zealand Health Ministry spokesperson said.

“Of those, 42 have subsequently returned a further negative test result. Three are under investigation to determine whether they are historical cases, and one test result is pending,” the spokesperson added.


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6 Pakistani players were tested positive on the first day of their arrival and one more tested positive in the second round of testing.

Pakistan team has been spending the time in an isolation facility according to the directives of the New Zealand government and still haven’t been able to train due to the unfortunate circumstances.



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