In a video message shared on Twitter by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Azam mentioned that he’s “sure once cricket resumes, [the team] will forget about the restrictions of [the] isolation facility.”
He mentioned that New Zealand’s COVID-19 security protocols are very totally different from that of England, due to which gamers should help and speak to spice up one another’s morale.
“We have been missing our practice sessions. All of us want to start playing cricket as soon as possible, “he mentioned. “We are a big squad of 50 people so it’s a tough task to handle it, but the bonding within groups is helping players get through this tough time.”
The skipper careworn that it’s an honour for the crew to characterize Pakistan, including that ups and downs are a part of life however they should be confronted and tackled in accordance with the state of affairs.
“We are going through a hard time but as a team, we are supporting each other in the best way possible. Once we resume playing cricket, our entire focus will shift towards the game.”
After reaching New Zealand for the matches, six gamers of the Pakistan crew examined optimistic for the coronavirus whereas serving their obligatory, 14-day quarantine interval.
On Thursday, New Zealand well being authorities said that the 2 of three instances that returned with optimistic PCR on day six of testing earlier are actually confirmed as “historical cases” and never infectious anymore.
Beforehand, the New Zealand Cricket Board mentioned that some members of the Pakistani crew had “contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation”.
Pakistan will play three T20Is and two Take a look at matches in New Zealand subsequent month. On the sidelines, Pakistan Shaheens can even play two 4-day video games in opposition to New Zealand A on the tour.