Pakistan cricket team is on a tour of New Zealand these days. After all the ups and downs, Pakistan has come out of isolation and has started practice. After reaching New Zealand, some members of the Pakistani camp were found Kovid-19 positive, after which New Zealand Cricket had also issued a warning to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pakistani cricketers were also accused of breaking the BioSecure Protocol. The Pakistani team is now out of all these controversies and batsman Shaan Masood is happy that the team will not have to live in a bio-bubble like a tour of England after being in isolation for two weeks in New Zealand.
Pakistan’s 53-member squad completed its isolation on Tuesday and now the team’s players are free to go anywhere in New Zealand. In England, the team had to remain in the bio-bubble for six weeks even after isolation. On this tour, Pakistan has to play a two-match Test series after the three-match T20 series. The visit, however, seemed to be at a time when eight members of the 53-member Pakistani team were found positive in the Kovid-19 investigation and accused some members of breaking the rules.
New Zealand has controlled the Kovid-19 epidemic to a large extent, while people in England are still vulnerable to the virus. Masood said it was difficult to stay in isolation at the hotel but the players knew that after its completion he would be free to go somewhere in this country. The Test team opener said, ‘We all decided to meet this challenge together. It is not easy to stay in a hotel room for 14 consecutive days. We are very relieved that we will not have to live in a bio bubble-like England.