A total of six players in the Pakistan’s contingent have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The reports came after the players underwent first round of COVID-19 tests on their arrival to the country yesterday.
It is still not clear as to how the players tested positive for the virus despite taking tests in Pakistan the day before leaving for NZ.
Out of the six cases, two of them is reckoned to have historical implications. The tests were conducted on November 24 and the players are yet to clear the next three rounds of tests before playing in the series.
All those players tested positive, whose names have not been disclosed will now stay under quarantine until they test negative.
Pakistan team is currently residing in their facility in Christchurch where they will also practice before the series begins. Unfortunately, now the players won’t be able to train unless the investigations don’t take place.
Opener Fakhar Zaman had pulled out of the NZ series after catching fever and chose to stay under isolation in Pakistan.
“We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements,” NZC said in a release.
Pakistan will play a total of three T20Is, followed by a couple of Tests in Auckland starting with first Test on December 26.