20 May 2022, 16:55

New Zealand cricket squad hit by Covid cases

LONDON, May 20, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Three of New Zealand's touring party have 
tested positive for coronavirus but their four-day warm-up match against 
English county Sussex will still go ahead, cricket chiefs said on Friday.

Batsman Henry Nicholls, seamer Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane 
Jurgensen were flagged after a round of tests on the first morning in Hove 
and will undergo five days of isolation.

Nicholls had recently suffered a calf injury and was not expected to feature 
in the match.

New Zealand Cricket confirmed the rest of the party had tested negative and 
the situation would be kept under review.

New Zealand are also currently missing captain Kane Williamson, who is at 
home awaiting the birth of his second child, and Indian Premier League 
contingent Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Daryl Mitchell.

The World Test champions are preparing for a three-Test series against 
England, starting at Lord's on June 2.