West Indies T20 players out of quarantine; ready for Friday’s first match


All members of the West Indies team in isolation tested negative for COVID-19 on their final tests at their managed isolation facility.

They will now leave the facility in Christchurch and travel to Auckland as they continue preparations for the first T20 International on Friday, according to CWI.

These include white ball captain Kieron Pollard who will lead the team in the opening match against the Black Caps at Eden Park on Friday night (2am Eastern Caribbean/1am Jamaica). Test captain Jason Holder was also in the quarantine in Christchurch and he will now travel to Queenstown to play in the four-day warm-up match against New Zealand “A” at John Davies Oval.

The group of players and support staff arrived in New Zealand after participation in the Indian Premier League and underwent a 14-day managed mandatory isolation. They were able to train in small groups after their first COVID-19 tests and had three tests while in isolation, CWI said.