July 14, 2024


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Hafeez Blames Business Flight Vacation For Coronavirus Instances in Pakistan Squad in New Zealand

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Senior batsman Muhammad Hafeez says a good deal of Pakistan gamers contracted coronavirus in New Zealand for the reason that they travelled in industrial flights wherever overall health safety steps were lax in economy course. Ten gamers analyzed beneficial for the virus on arrival in Christchurch right after a approximately 24-hour journey and it led to the New Zealand overall health authorities guaranteeing the Pakistan squad used 14-days in quarantine, a thing which Hafeez did not like in his job interview to a tv channel.

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“I consider the players contracted the virus on the professional flight because some of them had to travel in overall economy course exactly where social distancing precautions have been lax and our gamers obtained exposed,” Hafeez said immediately after returning household from New Zealand.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which was criticized for sending gamers on a industrial flight to Auckland, claimed it was not cost-effective to send out the whole 53 member contingent on a chartered flight since of the length of the journey.

Previously the Pakistani players had travelled to England in the summer on a chartered flight since of the Covid-19 circumstance but the fees have been borne by the England Cricket Board.

PCB CEO, Wasim Khan has admitted that considering the fact that only a sure amount of seats were readily available in the company and very first class sections, some players and officers of the Pakistan A crew experienced to travel in the overall economy area to New Zealand.

The 40-yr-aged Hafeez also lamented the remedy presented to the Pakistani gamers and officials in New Zealand.

“True we are meant to be ambassadors of the place but I never assume we have been taken care of like that in New Zealand. The mindset retained with us was not suitable and we had been handled like prisoners.”

Hafeez reported the two-months expended in quarantine was like time expended in jail for the players and officials.

“It was not quick for us to get ready for the T20 matches right after paying time in jail ailments and we experienced just days just before the very first match.”

The senior batsman was Pakistan’s stand out player in the T20 sequence with two superior knocks including 99 in the 2nd match at Hamilton.

Hafeez is not PCB’s centrally-contracted player.