KARACHI: Senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez claims a great deal of Pakistan gamers contracted coronavirus in New Zealand for the reason that they travelled in industrial flights exactly where wellness safety actions ended up lax in overall economy course.
Ten gamers analyzed favourable for the virus on arrival in Christchurch immediately after a just about 24-hour journey and it led to the New Zealand wellness authorities ensuring the Pakistan squad invested 14-days in quarantine, some thing which Hafeez failed to like in his job interview to a tv channel.
“I believe the players contracted the virus on the professional flight given that some of them had to journey in financial system course exactly where social distancing safeguards ended up lax and our players acquired exposed,” Hafeez explained just after returning home from New Zealand.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which was criticised for sending gamers on a industrial flight to Auckland, explained it was not expense powerful to mail the overall 53 member contingent on a chartered flight for the reason that of the duration of the journey.
Previously the Pakistani players had travelled to England in the summer time on a chartered flight because of the Covid-19 problem but the fees were being borne by the England Cricket Board.
PCB CEO, Wasim Khan has admitted that given that only a certain selection of seats ended up offered in the organization and initial class sections, some gamers and officers of the Pakistan A team had to travel in the economic climate segment to New Zealand.
Hafeez also lamented the treatment method supplied to the Pakistani players and officers in New Zealand.
“Genuine we are intended to be ambassadors of the country but I don’t imagine we were being addressed like that in New Zealand. The mindset held with us was not suitable and we were being treated like prisoners.”
Hafeez reported the two-months spent in quarantine was like time put in in jail for the gamers and officers.
“It was not straightforward for us to get ready for the T20 matches immediately after paying out time in jail ailments and we had just days ahead of the to start with match.”
The senior batsman was Pakistan’s stand out participant in the T20 collection with two very good knocks including 99 in the 2nd match at Hamilton.
Hafeez, 40, is not PCB’s centrally-contracted player.