Pakistan cricket team. (Source: Twitter)

Six members of Pakistan’s touring side to New Zealand have tested positive for COVID-19, New Zealand Cricket confirmed.

“Two of these six results have been deemed “historical”; four have been confirmed as new,” NZC stated in a release. “This means that, in line with the protocols governing the squad’s entry into New Zealand, the six members of the squad will be moved to the quarantine arm of the managed isolation facility.

“As a consequence, the Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed.”

“Separately, NZC has also been made aware that some members of the Pakistan team had contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation,” it further stated in the release. “We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements.

“NZC considers public health and safety to be paramount in the hosting of international teams, and is supportive of the Ministry of Health and Government position.”

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