Pakistan cricket squad touring New Zealand has suffered a serious setback because the nation’s Well being Ministry has denied permission to depart their lodge and begin coaching.

New Zealand’s Well being Ministry determined this after two extra Pakistani gamers examined constructive for COVID-19 yesterday, taking the entire tally of contaminated squad members to 10.


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An official assertion launched by New Zealand’s Well being Ministry reads:

Following cautious consideration, the Director-Basic of Well being has immediately confirmed that he is not going to be granting the exemption which might enable the Pakistan males’s cricket crew to depart their lodge to coach in teams whereas finishing their time in managed isolation in Christchurch.

Public well being issues will proceed to stay New Zealand’s paramount precedence, whether or not this entails people or groups, the assertion added.


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Led by captain Babar Azam, the Pakistan crew had landed in Christchurch on 24 November. The guests are observing the two-week necessary quarantine required by the New Zealand authorities and haven’t been capable of practice since then.

Pakistan is about to tackle New Zealand in 2 Checks and three T20Is, with the tour set to formally start with a T20I on 18 December.



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