Christchurch: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought feedback from the Pakistan team management whether to continue the tour of New Zealand or not after the squad was denied permission to train in isolation, ARY Sports reported.
According to sources, Captain Babar Azam and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq will take feedback from the players and inform the board.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani will then consult other board officials and the future of the tour of New Zealand will be decided in the light of feedback and consultation.
PCB’s decision came after the players informed the board about their mental illness and worries as they have under strict quarantine for the last 10 days. Management and players expressed severe mental anguish and anger over not being allowed to train.
As per reports, the players and the team gave positive feedback on the continuation of the tour to the PCB. The players have decided to stay patient till December 8 so that they can focus on cricket again once the isolation period ends.
It must be noted that New Zealand’s Ministry of Health denied the Pakistan squad to train in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ).
44 members out of 54 have reportedly tested negative for the fourth time and CEO PCB Wasim Khan also conveyed disappointment in this regard to the New Zealand Cricket (NZC).