A disappointing moment for the Pakistani team, as the squad has not been granted an exemption for training during the managed isolation period.
The statement by New Zealand Cricket authorities and Health Department stated that following careful consideration regarding Coronavirus, the Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield will not be granting the exemption which would allow the Pakistani Shaheens to return back in fields in order to train in groups while completing their time in managed isolation in Christchurch. Read More: PAKISTANI CRICKET PLAYERS IN TROUBLE!
The decision has reportedly added agitation among Pakistan squad members who are already in managed isolation for almost 10 days now.
Following the breach of the COVID-19 protocol from the Pakistani squad in New Zealand, the team expected to be trained after the 3rd day of testings, but now it has been on hold and PCB has yet to release a statement.
Dr. Ashley have ongoing concerns about the risk of cross-infection within the squad. The authorities have repeatedly termed the exemption to train during the managed isolation period a “privilege.”
“There have been a number of active cases identified among the team. Public health considerations will continue to be foremost in our response to COVID-19, whether this involves individuals or teams,” he asserted. “We appreciate the touring team for enduring the challenges posed to public health by a coronavirus,” he added.
Pakistan team has already competed 10 days in managed isolation and the period is set to end on December 8.