Player from Pakistan’s squad for their upcoming series against New Zealand have cleared the fifth and final round of COVID-19 tests on day 12 after having reported six positive results last month.
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The six members of Pakistan’s touring party had reported positive test results after arriving in New Zealand on 24 November, four of which were new and the other two historical.
After clearing the final round of tests on day 12, pending final Ministry of Health approval, the squad will leave managed isolation and fly to Queenstown on Tuesday, 8 December, to start training for the upcoming T20I and Test series against the Black Caps.
According to an official statement by New Zealand Cricket, “the member of the Pakistan squad who tested positive on Day 6 will remain in managed isolation until departing, negative tests permitting. Additionally, the member of the squad who was taken into quarantine in Auckland after arriving from Dubai feeling unwell but subsequently testing negative has also been cleared to leave the facility.”
The teams are slated to play three T20Is, starting 18 December, followed by two Tests which will form a part of the ICC World Test Championship.