Senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez states a lot of Pakistan players contracted coronavirus in New Zealand mainly because they travelled in business flights in which overall health safety measures were being lax in economy course. 10 gamers analyzed positive for the virus on arrival in Christchurch after a almost 24-hour journey and it led to the New Zealand well being authorities guaranteeing the Pakistan squad put in 14-days in quarantine, a thing which Hafeez didn’t like in his job interview to a television channel.
“I assume the gamers contracted the virus on the industrial flight because some of them experienced to vacation in financial state class in which social distancing safety measures have been lax and our players acquired exposed,” Hafeez mentioned after returning residence from New Zealand.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which was criticised for sending players on a commercial flight to Auckland, stated it was not price tag powerful to send the overall 53-member contingent on a chartered flight since of the period of the journey.
Earlier the Pakistani players experienced travelled to England in the summer on a chartered flight for the reason that of the Covid-19 problem but the expenses ended up borne by the England Cricket Board. PCB CEO, Wasim Khan has admitted that considering that only a specific amount of seats were available in the organization and to start with course sections, some gamers and officers of the Pakistan A team had to travel in the overall economy portion to New Zealand.
Hafeez lamented the treatment method provided to the Pakistani players and officers in New Zealand. “True we are meant to be ambassadors of the state but I never imagine we had been handled like that in New Zealand. The attitude stored with us was not proper and we were being addressed like prisoners.”
Hafeez reported the two-weeks spent in quarantine was like time used in jail for the gamers and officials. “It was not uncomplicated for us to get ready for the T20 matches soon after shelling out time in jail problems and we had just times before the first match.”
The senior batsman was Pakistan’s stand out participant in the T20 sequence with two fantastic knocks including 99 in the 2nd match at Hamilton. Hafeez, 40, is not PCB’s centrally-contracted participant.