Devon Conway tests positive for Covid-19 before 3rd test against England

Devon Conway, New Zealand hitter, tested positive for COVID-19 after a PCR test on his arrival in London on Wednesday.

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The New Zealand National Cricket Team has been dealt yet another setback, with standout batsman Devon Conway testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the series’ third and final Test against England.

“Conway undertook a PCR test on arrival in London on Wednesday evening in preparation for a team activity. He joins all-rounder Michael Bracewell and support staff personnel Vijay Vallabh (physio) and Chris Donaldson (strength & conditioning) as members of the tour party to have tested positive on Wednesday,” New Zealand Cricket said in its official release.

“The three will travel separately from the team to Leeds on Sunday and providing they recover as expected will be able to join the team for training at Headingley on Tuesday, ahead of Thursday’s final Test,” the official release added.

Earlier, Michael Bracewell, allrounder, and his support crew, which included physio Vijay Vallabh and strength and conditioning coach Chris Donaldson, had tested positive and were being held in isolation. Michael Bracewell tested positive the day before.

New Zealand has been heavily impacted by the virus, as its captain Kane Williamson was already diagnosed with COVID and ruled out of the second test.

New Zealand has lost the three-game series 2-0 and will play in Leeds next week for critical World Test Championship points. They hold the World Test Championship title at the moment.

 

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