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.