Following Wednesday morning’s one COVID-19 positive results and after discussions with the relevant authorities in New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board has clarified the situation.
- Out of 54, a total of eight Pakistan cricket team members have tested positive following day 1, 3, and 6 tests
- Of the eight positives, two have been deemed to be “historic” (not infectious) and, as such, they are now observing the isolation period on the same floor as the other members of the squad who have tested negative
- After day 9 (Thursday) tests, all those who will continue to return negative tests and subject to final approval from the New Zealand Health Ministry are expected to be able to train for the remainder of their time in the managed isolation
- Following day 12 tests and subject to New Zealand Health Ministry’s final approval, all those who will clear the 14-day health check will be able to leave the managed isolation facility
The PCB has been maintaining close contact with the Pakistan team management in New Zealand, keeping them updated on the return to the training process. The management and the players are fully supportive of the process and keen to get back on to the field as soon as they are compliant with the New Zealand government’s rules.