Three New Zealand players tested positive for COVID-19 in England prior of their three-match Test series.
New Zealand Players Test Positive
On Friday, three COVID-19 instances discover in New Zealand Cricket’s Brighton camp. Before the start of their three-match Test series with England. The board claimed that “three members of the BLACKCAPS traveling party were isolated after testing positive for Covid-19 on the morning of the opening tour match against Sussex in Brighton.” Players Henry Nicholls and Blair Tickner, as well as bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, received positive Rapid Antigen Tests on Friday and have begun their five-day isolation period, according to the board.
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According to the board, the rest of the camp produced unfavorable results. The match versus Sussex is expect to go on as schedule.
NZ has named a 20-player roster for the England tour, which includes Tickner and Nicholls. Following the practice matches, the team was reduce to 15 players.
The first Test will start on June 2 and the second match will start on June 10. Also the third and final Test will begin on June 23.
The series will be England’s first under new Test captain Ben Stokes, who born in New Zealand, while the hosts will be captain by Brendon McCullum, a former Kiwi captain.
New Zealand squad for the upcoming England tour: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Cameron Fletcher, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Will Young.