New Zealand and West Indies players who participated in the Indian Premier League have cleared all the tests for COVID-19. The contingent fled back to New Zealand after the conclusion of the IPL in the UAE on November 10.
The contingent includes the WI T20I skipper Kieron Pollard and NZ’s Test skipper Kane Williamson who will play in the series. Now the entire contingent has cleared the second of the three rounds of the COVIC-19 tests.
The entire group is currently staying in quarantine before clearing the third round of the test and join the squad. The players will be able to enter the bio-secure bubble on November 26 a day before the T20I series will get underway.
West Indies team is currently residing in Queenstown and preparing to lock horns with New Zealand in the warmup matches.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) also stated that it would launch the investigation over the incident that implied West Indies players “compromised the bubble integrity of the quarantine facility”.
On the other hand, NZ’s regular skipper and pacer Kane Williamson and Trent Boult are also under isolation and have not been named in the T20I squad.
They will now participate in the two-match Test series slated to get underway December 3.