AUCKLAND: New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the team’s departure for Ireland for the limited-overs tour.
Santner, who has recently been named as Kiwi captain for the T20I series against Ireland, has been barred to fly with the squad for the upcoming tour after testing corona positive.
Shane Jurgensen, New Zealand’s head coach for the Ireland series, said Santner’s availability for the six matches against the Irish will be determined once he recovers from Covid and arrives in Dublin.
“We’ve got 11 games across the three tours and another tour to follow against the West Indies in August, which Mitch will be involved with, so we certainly won’t be looking to rush him,” he said.
The Kiwis will face the hosts Ireland in three-match ODI series commencing on July 10, followed by three T20I matches on July 18, 20, and 22.