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Chapman tests positive for Covid-19; Worker called in as replacement for Netherlands ODIs

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The remainder of the squad are unaffected, and can proceed following Covid pointers and finishing their every day health-checks

New Zealand batter Mark Chapman has been dominated out of the upcoming ODI sequence at house in opposition to Netherlands, after testing constructive for Covid-19. Auckland batter George Employee, who final performed for New Zealand in 2018, has been drafted as Chapman’s substitute for the three-match sequence.

Chapman, who was part of the T20I squad, flew from Napier to Auckland on Saturday and after waking up with signs on Sunday, examined constructive through a fast antigen take a look at.

“It is actually unlucky for Mark and we’re all actually feeling for him presently,” New Zealand’s head coach Gary Stead mentioned. “He did the correct factor in following the well being pointers and getting examined when he did.”

Stead confirmed that Employee, who completed because the main run-scorer within the recently-concluded Ford Trophy, will be a part of the ODI squad in Mount Maunganui on Monday, forward of coaching. Employee has performed 10 ODIs and two T20Is for New Zealand, however has not featured in a world match since taking the sector in Dubai in opposition to Pakistan in November 2018.

“It is an thrilling time for George to be again with the workforce and he completely deserves his name up following his sturdy kind within the Ford Trophy.”

The rest of the squad are unaffected, and can proceed following Covid pointers and finishing their every day health-checks, in response to an NZC launch.

New Zealand will start the ODI sequence in opposition to Netherlands in Mount Maunganui on March 29, whereas the second and third matches, on April 2 and 4, might be held in Hamilton. The one-off T20I between the 2 groups was deserted because of rain in Napier.

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