Nz Tour: Green shirts arrive in Christchurch, start mandatory quarantine
Pakistan cricket team has arrived in New Zealand to play three T20 and two Test matches.
The 54-member squad, including 34 players and 20 officials, will stay at the Hilton Hotel for their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
As per the instructions of the New Zealand government, the squad will undergo a total of three coronavirus tests during their isolation period.Sources say that in case the first coronavirus test report turns out to be negative, the national squad will be divided into different groups after which each group will be allowed to train in a biosecure environment for the first three days after isolation.
The squad's first coronavirus test will be performed on November 25.
The team will play its first T20 match on December 18 in Auckland, the second T20 match is scheduled in Hamilton on December 20, while they will play their last T20 match of the series in Napier on December 22.The ...
Tennis star Sania Mirza donates her racquet to Aisam-ul-Haq's charity foundation
Tennis star Sania Mirza donated her racquet to Pakistani tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq for his charity foundation Stars Against Hunger.
The tennis stars from Pakistan and India met in Dubai on Saturday, as Aisam was in UAE for a transit stay while on his way back from the Sofia Open tour in Bulgaria.
Sania’s husband and Pakistan’s former cricket captain Shoaib Malik was also present as the celebrity couple hosted Aisam for lunch.
“I couldn’t meet Sania earlier when she was in Pakistan as I was on tennis tour. So, it was an opportunity for me to meet an old friend,” Aisam told.
“She was kind enough to donate her tennis racquet to me for my organisation Stars Against Hunger,” the Pakistani tennis star added.
Several tennis stars including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have donated their tennis items for Aisam’s charity that is supporting people affected ...
Pakistan cricket team tests negative for coronavirus ahead of New Zealand tour
The national cricket team players have tested negative for coronavirus as they gear up to lock horns with New Zealand as the green shirts take on the Kiwis from December 18.
The coronavirus tests of all Pakistan men’s cricket team players and support staff were conducted. The squad leaves for New Zealand on the morning of November 23.
Pakistan announced its tour to New Zealand in September this year. The two teams will play three T20Is and two Tests from December 18 to January 7.
On their arrival, the team will enter a two-week quarantine period in Lincoln following the New Zealand government's COVID-19 protocols.
Earlier on November 11, Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq had announced the 35-player squad for Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Misbah had said that the upcoming series is “crucial” for the team as it will help Pakistan improve its T20I rankings and ...