CAA exempts New Zealand team from rapid antigen testing

New Zealand's Martin Guptill, centre, arrives for a practice session ahead of the Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London, England, Friday, July 12, 2019. The final takes place at Lord's on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has exempted the New Zealand cricket team from rapid antigen testing upon their arrival at the Islamabad International Airport on Saturday.

The waiver, however, is subject to other relevant SOP rules, such as thermal scanning upon arrival.

The exemption was given in the light of request from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the Rapid Antigen Testing at the airport, as the PCB will be doing the PCR testing of the New Zealand team at Serena hotel on their arrival before checking into their rooms.

Pakistan Cricket Board is hosting the New Zealand National Cricket team from Sept 11, to Oct in Islamabad and Lahore for 3ODIs and 5 T20 matches respectively. The New Zealand cricket team will arrive in Islamabad on Septr 11from Bangladesh by a chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG-4031 at about 14 hours.