LAHORE: Batsman Fakhr Zaman has been ruled out of the tour of New Zealand due to fever.
The decision to withdraw Fakhr from the tour was made with the health of the rest of the squad as a top priority.
Fakhr was left alone in the team’s hotel in Lahore, as soon as his condition was known. The PCB’s medical panel is proud to be in touch.
Dr Sohail Saleem, the team’s doctor, said: “Fakhr’s code test report was received on Saturday which turned out to be negative but today he has a fever. “We are constantly monitoring his condition and hope for his speedy recovery. However, he is unable to travel with the squad and has been withdrawn from the touring party.”
Pakistan and Pakistan Shaheens contingent will leave Lahore for New Zealand on Monday morning.
The tests of other players were also negative.
Pakistan will play three T20Is and two Tests against New Zealand from December 18 to January 9.
After landing in New Zealand, the team and support staff will spend three days alone in Auckland. After that, they will be tested again for the corona virus.
The team and officials will then be divided into 15 different groups for the duration of their two-week break. Members of these groups will live separately and will not be allowed to interact with people from other groups until the quarantine period is over.