Blackcaps cricketer Finn Allen tests Covid-19 positive ahead of Bangladesh T20 series
Dhaka, August 25: New Zealand cricketer Finn Allen has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the five-match T20 series against Bangladesh here.
He has cleared his pre-departure tests in England, according to reports.
According to the New Zealand Cricket (NZC), the batsman is experiencing moderate symptoms, despite being fully vaccinated.
"He has been in contact with NZC's chief medical officer and will be monitored during his stay in quarantine by BLACKCAPS doctor Pat McHugh," the NZC release said.
Mike Sandle, New Zealand's manager said, "It's really unfortunate for Finn. He's comfortable at the moment and hopefully he'll recover quickly; test negative and be cleared and approved for discharge as soon as possible."
Sandle praised the Bangladesh Cricket Board for its professionalism.
"The Bangladesh cricket authorities have been extremely professional in their response and we're grateful to them for that. They're treating the matter very seriously," he said.
Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla stadium will host all five T20 matches, starting from September 1.