‘No margin for error’ Wasim Khan instructs squad to adhere COVID-19 protocols


Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cheif Executive Wasim Khan has instructed the Pakistan squad to adhere to COVID-19 protocols in New Zealand.

PCB CEO Wasim Khan in an audio message to the squad, urged them to follow SOPs after six members of the 54-member contingent tested positive for COVID-19 while there have been breaches on the first day of isolation.

“We have been informed by the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) about three to four violations of SOPs, which is why we have asked the team to adhere to the rules and regulations,” Wasim said.

Wasim emphasized that it would be an insult for Pakistan, if the cricket team end up coming back from New Zealand.

“There is a zero-tolerance policy from the New Zealand government and they have warned for one last time. If there are any other violations, entire Pakistan squad will be sent back,” he added.

“I know its difficult to stay indoors but please stick to mandatory isolation period for next 14 days. It is a matter of pride and respect,” he maintained.

It must be noted that the entire squad has received ‘final warning’ from New Zealand after protocol breaches on the first day of managed isolation.

Out of six positive resullts, two of these have been deemed ‘historical’ while four have been confirmed as new. The team will not be able to train until investigations are completed.

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