Pakistan’s first four-day match with New Zealand A known as off attributable to COVID-19 delays


Pakistani contingent in Lahore earlier than departure for New Zealand. Photo: File  KARACHI: The first four-day recreation between Pakistan Shaheens and New Zealand A,  which was scheduled to start out on December 10th, was known as off on Thursday attributable to a delay within the begin of preparation for cricket motion.The determination is the results of a request to the NZC by which the Pakistan cricket authorities had requested to cancel or reschedule the primary four-day recreation between New Zealand A and Shaheens after the well being officers delayed permission to Pakistani cricketers to start out coaching throughout the managed isolation interval.“Pakistan has opted to play a series of intra-squad matches in Queenstown from Dec 10-13 instead of the planned four-day game against New Zealand A, in order to maximize their preparation ahead of the T20 and Test series. NZC is supportive of this decision,” the New Zealand Cricket stated in a press release.An official of the PCB confirmed the event saying that Pakistan cricketers will now play intra-squad video games in Queenstown from 10th to 13th and the second four-day recreation between Shaheens and New Zealand A might be performed from 17th as scheduled and the primary T20I be performed on 18th, as introduced earlier.According to the PCB spokesperson, members of the Pakistani squad proceed to be in managed isolation in Christchurch. “All the squad members will travel to Queenstown on 8th of December provided clearance from New Zealand health authorities to travel,” he stated, including that in Queenstown, Pakistan’s senior nationwide crew and Shaheen’s squad will keep at totally different motels and can play numerous intra-squad video games,” he stated.