Three extra members of the 54-member Pakistan squad in New Zealand have examined constructive for COVID-19, taking the whole variety of contaminated circumstances to 9. An official supply within the Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned the New Zealand well being authorities confirmed that three folks have returned constructive whereas one result’s pending. “However the primary factor is these three constructive outcomes are beneath investigation to seek out out whether or not they’re historic circumstances or new infections,” the supply mentioned. Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and pacer Muhammad Abbas are understood to be among the many historic circumstances.
The supply mentioned earlier when six members examined constructive, two turned out to be historic circumstances they usually had been allowed again to the crew ground the place they’re in isolation whereas the remaining 4 are on a separate ground in quarantine. “It’s decided that historic circumstances should not suspected of passing on an infection to others as they’ve constructed up required anti-bodies however new circumstances are handled in a different way,” he mentioned.
The New Zealand well being officers in an official launch mentioned that swabs had been taken on Day 6 yesterday from the 46 members of the Pakistan cricket squad in Christchurch who till then have returned unfavorable outcomes for COVID-19. Of these, 42 have subsequently returned an extra unfavorable take a look at consequence.
Three are beneath investigation to find out whether or not they’re historic circumstances, and one take a look at result’s pending. The visiting crew is just not allowed to coach till the Canterbury DHB medical officer of well being determines they’re glad that any coaching actions are unlikely to transmit COVID-19.
One other supply mentioned that will probably be identified by Wednesday whether or not the three constructive circumstances and one consequence pending are historic or not. Six members had examined constructive on November 24 when the crew arrived in New Zealand from Pakistan and commenced its obligatory 14-day keep in managed isolation.
A number of days later, a seventh member examined constructive and joined the opposite contaminated teammates in quarantine. In the meantime, the PCB has taken severe word of the incidents regarding some members of the touring squad apparently making an attempt to present an impression that their isolation or quarantine is akin to spending time in jail.
“The Board can be not pleased with the best way the audio message of CEO Wasim Khan was instantly leaked out to some folks in Pakistani media from New Zealand,” a supply mentioned.
“The PCB is conscious that some members of the squad in New Zealand are concerned in spreading the impression by their contacts in Pakistani media that they don’t seem to be being handled pretty and really feel like they’re in jail in New Zealand.”
Wasim Khan had despatched an audio message to members of the touring squad shortly after six members of the squad examined constructive whereas few had been discovered breaching the COVID-19 protocols set down by the New Zealand well being authorities for the visiting gamers and officers.
Within the audio message, Wasim had cautioned the gamers to not breach the well being protocols once more as it may possibly have severe penalties on the result of the tour. He had additionally appreciated the sacrifices made by the gamers for the sake of cricket.
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