Finn Allen Tests Positive For COVID-19 in Dhaka
New Zealand batsman Finn Allen tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Bangladesh, according to New Zealand Cricket (NZC). Allen tested positive 48 hours after arriving in Dhaka, despite having passed his pre-departure tests in England, where he was playing in the Hundred for the Birmingham Phoenix. Despite being fully vaccinated, he is experiencing mild symptoms, according to the statement.
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He is being treated by the BCB chief medical officer while he is in quarantine. “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,” NZC’s release said. “It’s really unfortunate for Finn,” said Mike Sandle, New Zealand’s manager.
“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. “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 added.
The rest of the team, which left Auckland on Monday night, will be isolated in their rooms for at least three days when they arrive in Dhaka. Allen’s availability and replacement will be decided upon in due course. For the time being, after his period of isolation, he must test negative on consecutive days before rejoining the rest of the team. New Zealand will play five Twenty20 Internationals in Dhaka, the first of which will take place on September 1.