After spending a tedious time under the bio-secure bubble, Pakistani contingent finally get a green flag to start training in New Zealand. Last week eight Pakistani players had returned positive for COVID-19, leashing them to their team hotels until returned negative.
New Zealand government even issued warning to PCB chief Eshan Mani threatening him to deport the players back in case of another breach.
But now all the players have got the permit to be able to train in Queenspark in open ahead of the T20I and Test series against New Zealand.
Babar Azam and his men will have to serve quarantine until Tuesday i.e., December 8 before stepping on the field this week.
“The member of the Pakistan squad who tested positive on Day 6 will remain in managed isolation until departing, negative tests permitting,” New Zealand Cricket said in a press release.
“Additionally, the member of the squad who was taken into quarantine in Auckland after arriving from Dubai feeling unwell but subsequently testing negative, has also been cleared to leave the facility.” it further stated.
The training privileges of the touring side had been revoked after some players were seen breaching COVID-19 protocols. Some players were seen roaming in the team hotel leading to an investigation by the New Zealand Cricket (NZC).