Pakistani cricket team which was kept in isolation by New Zealand government in Christchurch as players of the team tested Covid-19 positive, has been released and allowed to prepare for their match against New Zealand.

All the players were put in isolation 14 days ago as 10 players tested positive in the initial six days of their arrival in New Zealand. Initially, they were allowed to practice during their isolation but as the numbers increased, the permission to practice during isolation was revoked by the New Zealand government for the safety of the players.

Out of the 53 member-squad of Pakistan Cricket team, only one case is still remaining and will be in quarantine until recovery. He is expected to be released by Friday night. Rest of the team has finally tested negative. It was somewhat player’s irresponsibility that they got affected. The players were seen roaming in hotel corridors, sharing food and chatting with each other.  They were clearly not following the safety measures.

Freedom from Restrictions

After the release, All the cricketers of the Pakistani team are free from all the restrictions.

The whole squad of Pakistan cricket team, arrived in New Zealand on 24th November. There were three T20s and two series against New Zealand to be played. The first T20 of the three-match series is scheduled to be played on 18th December at Auckland’s Eden Park.

New Zealand is currently not allowing any outsiders to enter in the country except the touring teams of West Indies and Pakistan. Only 25 people have died of Covid-19 in New Zealand so far. So, as the virus is not affecting much in the country, the government of New Zealand is taking all the necessary action to prevent cases from increasing.

Hopefully, all the matches will take place as per schedule and there won’t be any match getting postponed.

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