No new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand camp ahead of Sussex warm-up game

Batter Henry Nicholls, bowler Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, who returned positive rapid antigen tests on Friday morning, will remain in isolation until Wednesday.

New Zealand's Will Young and Tom Latham in action during a warm-up match against Sussex on Saturday.   -  REUTERS

New Zealand has reported no new COVID-19 cases among players and staff before its warm-up match against English county side Sussex, the country's cricket board (NZC) said on Saturday.

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Batter Henry Nicholls, bowler Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, who returned positive rapid antigen tests on Friday morning, will remain in isolation until Wednesday.

"All remaining players and support staff Rapid Antigen Tests returned negative this morning," NZC said in a statement before the match began in Brighton, after the first day was rained off and play was abandoned.

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

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