Blackcaps v Pakistan: Pakistan cleared to leave managed isolation, begin training

  • 07/12/2020

The touring Pakistan cricket team have been cleared to leave managed isolation and begin training for their upcoming series against the Blackcaps.

On the squad's final day of quarantine on Monday, NZ Cricket confirms that all players and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.

The eight members of the group who tested positive on day six - which had prompted Director-General of Health Dr Ashely Bloomfield to revoke the tourists' training exemption - will remain in managed isolation until departing, negative tests permitting.

Additionally, the member of the squad who was taken into quarantine in Auckland after arriving from Dubai feeling unwell but subsequently testing negative, has also been cleared to leave the facility.

Pakistan coach Misbah Ul-Haq had recently criticised the perceived strict managed isolation regulations, claiming they had been having a negative impact on his squad.

The team cancelled their scheduled warm-up match against NZ A in favour of an intra-squad match.

The team will now travel to Queenstown to begin preparations for the Twenty20 and test series against the Blackcaps, beginning December 18.