New Zealand vs West Indies: West Indies team is on tour to New Zealand for T20 and Test series.
In the third and final test of the entire West Indies cricket team for the Coronavirus Test, the result has come negative and now the team will leave for Queenstown for the first practice match against New Zealand 'A'.
The Caribbean team had been on the sidelines since arriving here on October 30 for the T20 International and Test series. In the first two rounds of trials, all his players had come negative.
The West Indies Cricket Board said in a statement, 'All the members of the West Indies team have been given the third and final test for the Kovid-19 on the 12th day of the New Zealand tour, in which all the results have been negative.
"The players, management and support staff members will now leave the segregation and move to the southern city of Queenstown where they have to play three-day and four-day practice matches against New Zealand 'A'," the statement said.
The series between West Indies and New Zealand will begin with the T20 match on 27 November in Auckland. The second and third T20 matches will be played on November 29 and 30 at Mount Maungunai.
After this, two Test matches will be played in Hamilton (December 3 to 7) and Wellington (December 11 to 15). The West Indies will play two warm-up games between November 20 and 22 and November 26 to 29 before the Test series.
Interestingly, the West Indies team was allowed to practice during segregation but during the 14-day segregation, the players violated the rules and hence were withdrawn.
The New Zealand Health Ministry said that CCTV footage showed the players meeting and sharing food in the halls of the team hotel in Christchurch, a violation of the rules of segregation.
Seven West Indies players were T20 captain Kieran Pollard, Test captain Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemo Paul, Nicolas Puran and Ocean Thomas were in the UAE for the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended on 10 November.
The board said that these players have reached Auckland and will now be quarantined for two weeks.