Pakistan team preparations in turmoil ahead of NZ series: Ramiz Raja

Statesman Report

KARACHI: Former cricketer Ramiz Raja believes Pakistan team’s preparation will be negatively affected after six members of the touring squad tested positive for Covid-19 in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday.

Raja took to Twitter to wish a speedy recovery to the aforementioned members, while also expressing his reservations over the Covid-19 testing method in Pakistan. Prior to leaving Lahore, all members of the Pakistan touring squad returned negative results on the four occasions they were tested.

“Wishing a speedy recovery to the 6 Pak team members who have tested positive. However, it begs the question that why did the local testing failed to red flag them even after being regularly tested? Clearly the development has thrown the teams preparation into turmoil,” tweeted Raja.