Pak vs NZ: Six members of Pakistan squad in New Zealand test positive for coronavirus

CHRISTCHURCH: Six members of the Pakistan contingent that have travelled to New Zealand have tested positive for the coronavirus, confirmed the New Zealand Cricket Board on Thursday.

“NZC was made aware today that six members of the Pakistan touring squad, currently in managed isolation in Christchurch, have tested positive for COVID-19,” said the board in a statement.

The board said that two out of the six were cases of reinfection, while the other four were marked as “new”. It added that following the test results the six individuals will be moved to the “quarantine arm of the managed isolation facility”.

“The Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed,” said the board following the test results.

It is important to mention that the squad had tested negative four times before leaving Lahore.

Some squad members violated isolation SOPs

The New Zealand Cricket Board also said that some members of the team had “contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation”.

“We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements,” said the board.