New Zealand cricketers undergo self-isolation for 14 days after returning from Australia

New Zealand cricketers undergo self-isolation for 14 days after returning from Australia

Recently, South Africa cricketers, who returned back to their country from India tour were also asked to under self-isolation for 14 days.

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New Zealand Cricket team that recently returned from the tour of Australia have been asked to undergo self-isolation for 14 days due to Coronavirus pandemic. The BlackCaps had to leave the three-match ODI series mid-way after the authorities postponed the series until further notice.

COVID-19 pandemic has left every individual’s life miserable across the globe. A disease that has taken several lives is still spreading at a very high rate. So, the authorities are taking every single precautionary step to protect themselves and the concerned people from the same.

The threatening disease has also affected the sports world as the majority of the tournaments have been cancelled or postponed. The recent addition to it was the three-match ODI and the subsequent T20I series in the Kiwi nation between Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealand players and support staff following self-isolation strictly

Actually, the first ODI of the series went as planned behind closed doors with no spectator present in the ground. Australia put up a clinical performance to win by a margin of 71 runs. The cricket fans might have expected a strong comeback from the visitors. But the series was called off and postponed amidst growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus threats.

Now, the players, who have returned back from the tour of Australia are asked to undergo self-isolation for 14 days. Richard Brook, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) public affairs manager has said that they have transferred each and every guideline to the players. Also, the players are following every single step strictly.

“They [Black Caps players and touring staff] have all gone into self-isolation. We’ve passed on all the details about what self-isolation means and as far as we know they’re all following it strictly,” Richard Brook said as quoted by stuff.co.nz.

Recently, South Africa cricketers, who returned back to their country from India tour were also asked to go under self-isolation for 14 days. These steps are being taken by the authorities for the good health of the players. However, there is still a question mark left that when the sports across the globe will resume.