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PCB confirms eighth Pakistani player tests positive for COVID-19

PCB confirms eighth Pakistani player tests positive for COVID-19
December 2, 2020

In a statement released after discussions with the New Zealand authorities, the PCB said that out of 54, a total of eight Pakistan cricket team members have tested positive following day 1, 3 and 6 tests.

The PCB said that out of the eight, two have been labelled "historic", making them "not infectious".

The statement also stated that they are now observing the isolation period on the same floor as the other members of the squad who have tested negative.

The PCB also shared that the New Zealand authorities may give the go-ahead for the team to train, in their managed isolation, following their day 9 tests if they return negative. However, the final approval still lies with the New Zealand Health Ministry.

"Following Day 12 tests and subject to New Zealand Health Ministry’s final approval, all those who will clear the 14-day health check will be able to leave the managed isolation facility," read the statement.

The PCB said that the board is in close contact with the Pakistan team management in New Zealand. It added that the squad has been informed when they will be able to return to training.

"The management and the players are fully supportive of the process and keen to get back on to the field as soon as they are compliant with the New Zealand Government Rules," said the statement.