Pakistan cricket team denied permission to train ahead of Black Caps series

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 3:58PM
The Pakistan team arrive in Christchurch. Photo / Supplied
The Pakistan team arrive in Christchurch. Photo / Supplied

Pakistan cricket team denied permission to train ahead of Black Caps series

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 3:58PM

The Pakistan cricket team will not be able to train while completing their time in managed isolation in Christchurch.

The Director-General of Health has confirmed he will not be granting an exemption to allow the team to leave their hotel to train in groups.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield says he's carefully considered the situation and has ongoing concerns about the risk of cross-infection within the squad.

He says  there have been a number of active cases identified among the team and public health consideration will continue to be foremost in our response to Covid-19.

Cricket commentator Bryan Waddle joined Si and Phil to share his thoughts on the decision.

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