New Zealand trio test positive for COVID-19 ahead of warm-up game

The trio returned positive rapid antigen tests on Friday morning but the four-day practice game in Brighton will go ahead as planned.

FILE PHOTO: New Zealand's Henry Nicholls in action.   -  REUTERS

New Zealand pair Henry Nicholls and Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen have Tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their warm-up match against county side Sussex, the country's cricket board (NZC) said.

The trio returned positive rapid antigen test on Friday morning but the four-day practice game in Brighton will go ahead as planned.

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"Henry Nicholls, Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen have begun five days of hotel room isolation after producing positive Rapid Antigen Tess on Friday morning," NZC said in a statement.

The rest of the touring party have tested negative but will continue to be monitored.

New Zealand takes on England in the first Test of its three-match series at Lord's starting June 2.

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