Mitchell Santner’s departure to Ireland delayed after testing positive for Covid

New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner examined constructive for Covid-19 on Friday, and didn’t fly out to Eire with the remainder of the squad on Sunday night from Auckland. His departure shall be delayed till subsequent week, as soon as he recovers and exams destructive.

The tour begins with the primary ODI on July 10, and Santner will purpose to hitch the squad earlier than taking on as captain for the T20Is towards Eire, Scotland and Netherlands.

“Covid has been a problem, and can proceed to be sooner or later, and we are going to adapt accordingly. Contingencies are at all times in place,” Shane Jurgensen, New Zealand’s head coach for the Eire tour, stated. “He is feeling okay, and the precedence shall be getting him into camp with us hopefully later within the week to evaluate the place he is at and when he could also be able to play.

“We have got 11 video games throughout the three excursions and one other tour to comply with towards the West Indies in August, which Mitch shall be concerned with, so we actually will not be trying to rush him.”

The three ODIs shall be performed in Malahide on July 10, 12 and 15, adopted by the T20Is in Belfast on July 18, 20 and 22. The squads will then fly out to Scotland for 2 T20Is and an ODI on the finish of the month earlier than two extra T20Is within the Netherlands within the first week of August.

“It is a spot we do not tour fairly often, and it has been on the radar for some time,” legspinner Ish Sodhi stated earlier than departure on the Auckland airport. “Actually excited to recover from there and see what cricket’s like there. I have been there a few occasions for some transient stints, however for an prolonged interval it is going to be fulfilling.”

After a niche of simply 5 days, the New Zealand contingent will fly out to the Caribbean for the three T20Is and as many ODIs beginning August 11 in Kingston.

ODI squad for Eire: Tom Latham (capt & wk), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Younger

Squad for Eire T20Is, Scotland and the Netherlands collection: Mitchell Santner (capt), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

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