CRICKET

Six Pakistan Players Test +ive In Nz

Six members of the Pakistan Cricket team on a tour of New Zealand have tested positive for Covid-19.

The New Zealand governing body said the squad’s “exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed”. It added that the six positive players would be moved into quarantine.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health said 53 team members passed a symptom check before leaving Lahore and were tested on arrival in Christchurch on November 24. Six of those results have come back positive, although two of the six cases are believed to be “historical”.

New Zealand’s Health Ministry said the players will now “be tested a minimum of four times while in managed isolation” and the entire squad would be confined to their rooms.