Monganui Hill: New Zealand suffered a setback just before the start of the one-day triple series against the Netherlands as Mark Chapman tested positive for Covit-19. Auckland batsman George Worker has been called up as a replacement and will strengthen the squad on Monday as he hits the nets in his first international game on Tuesday.Read more – Women’s World Cup: Ian Smith says New Zealand are further advanced in my opinion
Chapman, a 27-year-old Hong Kong-born left-handed batsman who was part of the T20 squad at Napier, moved to Auckland on Saturday and after waking up with symptoms on Sunday morning, he was then tested positive. Cov by rapid antigen testing (RAT) Read more – Amid fourth wave fears, New Zealand community reports nearly 21,000 new COVID-19 cases
New Zealand coach Gary Steadt confirmed the news: “It’s very unfortunate for Mark, we all feel it now.” Read also – Google celebrates the start of the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup with an animated logo
“He did the right thing by following the health guidelines and doing the tests he did.”
Worker, who last played with the Black Caps in the United Arab Emirates in 2018, will join the ODI squad for Monday morning training, Sted said.
“It’s a wonderful time for George to return with the Black Caps and he fully deserves the call after his solid form at the Ford Cup.”
The New Zealand cricket team said in a statement on Sunday that the other teams were unaffected and would complete their daily health check-ups following Govind’s guidelines.
The second ODI is scheduled for April 2 and the third ODI is scheduled for April 4. The only T20 match was abandoned on March 25 due to rain.
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