Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board has opened an investigation into how 10 of its players became positive for the coronavirus after reaching New Zealand. It was found that during the Quaid e Azam National Trophy, some players from one or two teams complained of mucus, fever and sneezing before going on tour to New Zealand, which are also symptoms of Corona virus infection.
A PCB source said: ‘These players had a viral infection due to the changing weather conditions and they were also reported negative during the coronavirus test carried out by the board in Lahore, but Christchurch has arrived. After that their report turned positive and after 10 positive tests the whole team is in quarantine.
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The source said a foreign player playing for a PSL team is also in quarantine for 8 days after testing positive after reaching his country. Sohail Tanvir, who is not on the Pakistan cricket team, was also found positive after reaching Colombo for the Lanka Premier League (LPL) and is now back home.