Pakistan players to face less quarantine restrictions

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 23 2020

The 50-strong Pakistani cricket contingent, which is heading to New Zealand on Monday for a T20 and Test series next month, will face less restrictions compared to the tour of England that the side undertook earlier this year, a report said.

Although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not allowed families to accompany the players and officials, according to a report in the Express Newspaper, there will be less restrictions for the touring squad this time around compared to England.

The report said that after reaching Auckland, the Pakistan contingent will be in a 14-day quarantine period. Pakistan plays three T20 internationals and two Tests and the New Zealand Board has said that it is looking at allowing some crowds for the matches with the cooperation of its Government.

The series starts with T20s on 18 December. In the initial quarantine period, players and support staff will spend three days alone in total isolation during which they will not be allowed to leave or meet each other.

A COVID-19 test will be conducted on the fourth day after which groups of 15 individuals will be made, including both players and support staff members. Members of these groups will live in their own separate areas and will not be allowed to interact with individuals of other groups for the remainder of their quarantine period.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 23 2020

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