‘Pakistan squad’s quarantine in New Zealand is like a prison sentence’

A senior player is one of six squad members who tested positive for Covid-19

‘Pakistan squad’s quarantine in New Zealand is like a prison sentence’ PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan squad is currently quarantined in New Zealand, but after six members tested positive for Covid-19, the isolation seems more like a prison sentence to the players.

According to details, Pakistan cricketers are unhappy with the quarantine in New Zealand especially after the positive cases.

Players weren’t able to condole with middle-order batsman Khushdil Shah, whose father passed away yesterday. The process was carried out through phone calls, instead. They are also being given food in boxes after the positive cases in the squad. 

Players are also of the opinion that their daily allowance will be reduced due to free food on offer during their stay in New Zealand. The same happened during recent tour of England as well.

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The players who tested positive for the virus were directly told about it by the local health department and were given the permission to share the results with the people they want to.

These players include one senior player, two who have not yet represented Pakistan, one is a rising star, one other batsman and a fast-bowler. Players’ names have not been revealed due to privacy rights.

Pakistan squad has been given final warning after not following the Covid-19 SOPs and any other violations in the future will result in the team being sent back home. 

Pakistan men’s national team will play three T20Is on December 18, 20 and 22, and the ICC World Test Championship fixtures will be held in Mount Maunganui and Christchurch on December 26-30 and January 3-7, respectively.