Three of New Zealand’s touring party have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The information didn’t cease the four-day warm-up in opposition to Sussex going down, however the climate did stop there being any play on the opening day.
Batter Henry Nicholls, seamer Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen had been flagged after a spherical of fast antigen exams on the primary morning in Hove and can bear 5 days of isolation.
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Nicholls had lately suffered a calf damage and was not anticipated to function within the match.
The rest of the squad obtained the all clear and had been on account of tackle a Sussex aspect at Hove on day one among a scheduled 4, however a saturated outfield scuppered their hopes.
“We’re not sure how it happened. The three guys who have caught it haven’t been socialising together or anything so we’re not sure what the source is,” mentioned Black Caps head coach Gary Stead.
“They’re all feeling okay but they’ve been struck down by that virus. All we can try and do is minimise the risk out there. We’re not in a situation where we are in a lockdown bubble or anything, but we’re not going to big gatherings and if we’re inside we’re making sure we’re wearing masks.
“Everyone seems to be triple vaccinated and we’ll be testing everybody within the party for the subsequent three days. Anybody who has signs goes via the traditional protocols of reporting to our physician.”
New Zealand are 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.
Sussex included Ollie Robinson of their squad after the seamer was not noted of England’s Check party on account of lack of match follow.