New Zealand’s squad arrives in England for a WTC final against India
The whole contingent will go through quarantine for 3 days in a hotel in Southampton.
The majority of the New Zealand Test contingent landed in London on Sunday, flying via Singapore to play 2 Tests of their tour with the hosts and the World Test Championship final against India. The players and support staff were transferred from the airport to Ageas Bowl in Southampton, their base for the first two weeks of the tour.
An NZC release confirmed that the squad would be “adhering to strict health protocols”, starting with pre-departure vaccinations and Covid-19 tests, in the wake of the pandemic. “While in England, they will operate in a ‘controlled team environment’ to limit outside contact and risk of transmission,” the statement said. “All tour members will complete a daily self-reported health screening as well as undergoing regular Covid testing.”
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All the members will go through a three-day quarantine before they can form a mini-training group of four to six, pending COVID negative test results.