Six members of the Pakistan cricket team who traveled to New Zealand had tested positive for the coronavirus, confirmed by the New Zealand Cricket Board on Thursday.
According to reports Sarfaraz Ahmed is among the six Pakistani players infected with novel corona virus in New Zealand.
Test fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas have also tested positive for the coronavirus. Rohail Nazir, Danish Aziz, and opener Abid Ali have also been tested positive for coronavirus.
It should be mentioned here that the squad had tested negative four times before leaving Lahore.
New Zealand Warning
The New Zealand government had warned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that one more break of New Zealand’s Covid-19 protocols by the Pakistan squad would result in the entire traveling party being deported.
In a WhatsApp voice message to the traveling players the PCB CEO, Wasim Khan spoke to the players and told them being sent back home would be “hugely embarrassing”.
“Boys, I spoke to the New Zealand government, and they told us there were three or four breaches of protocols,” Wasim Khan said in the voice note.
“They have a zero-tolerance policy, and they’ve given us a final warning. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and you went through similar conditions in England. It’s not easy. But this is a matter of the nation’s respect and credibility. Observe these 14 days and then you’ll have the freedom to go to restaurants and roam about freely. They have told me in clear terms that if we commit one more breach, they will send us home.”
After the news of Pakistani players infected with COVID-19, teams all over the world have restricted their players’ outdoor activities furhter more.