West Indies cricket team clears second coronavirus test in New Zealand


The tour group from the West Indies arrived in New Zealand on Friday© Twitter

All members of the West Indies contingent have tested negative on the second of three coronavirus tests, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said Friday. Following this test, which was done on November 2 (Day 6), the West Indies tour group will undergo another COVID-19 test – on Day 12, and if approved, will leave the managed isolation two days later. “All members of the @windiescricket touring party have returned negative results from the second of three COVID-19 tests conducted on Day 6. All members of the touring party will be retested on Day 12 and, if apparent, will leave It managed isolation two days later #NZvWI, ‘tweeted the New Zealand cricket.


The West Indies tour group arrived in New Zealand on Friday, October 30, after a 54-hour journey from the Caribbean. However, six members of the T20I squad, including Captain Kieron Pollard, will be leaving the UAE following the close of the IPL on November 10.

Windies last played T20Is against Sri Lanka in March this year. For the series against the Kiwis, the West Indies will miss the services of Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell.

The proposed New Zealand tour includes two Tests and three T20Is in the West Indies from November 27 to December 15.

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