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The New Zealand Cricket Board reported on Thursday that six members of the Pakistan contingent who travelled to New Zealand have tested positive for the coronavirus.
“NZC was made aware today that six members of the Pakistan touring squad, currently in managed isolation in Christchurch, have tested positive for COVID-19,” said the board in a statement.
The board said that two out of the six were cases of reinfection, while the other four were marked as “new”. It added that following the test results the six individuals will be moved to the “quarantine arm of the managed isolation facility”.
“The Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed,” said the board following the test results.
It is important to mention that before leaving Lahore, the squad had tested negative four times.
The New Zealand Cricket Board also said that some members of the team had “contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation”.
“We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements,” said the board
Earlier, it was reported that upon arrival in New Zealand, the 54-member Pakistan Cricket squad was split into four different groups, each separated from other groups, living in separate blocks.