Finn Allen Found Covid positive 48 hours after arriving in Dhaka
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Tue Aug 24 2021
New Zealand batsman Allan has tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Bangladesh. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) reported on Tuesday (August 24). Finn Allen tested positive 48 hours after arriving in Dhaka.
Despite being allowed his pre-departure trials in England. He was representing Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred. In addition to being fully vaccinated, he is experiencing normal symptoms, the statement said.
While he is in quarantine then he is being treated by the Chief Medical Officer of BCB. He has been in contact with the NZC Chief Medical Officer and will be monitored by BLACKCAPS doctor Pat McHugh while he is in quarantine,” the NZC information said.
“It’s really unfortunate for Finn Allen,” said New Zealand manager Mike. “He is currently in rest and is expected to make a speedy recovery, the test is negative and has been approved for discharge at the earliest.
“Bangladesh cricket officials have been more professional in their response and we are grateful to them for that. They are taking matters very seriously,” he added.
The rest of the squad, which left Auckland on Monday night, will undergo at least three days’ stay in their rooms on arrival in Dhaka.
Finn Allen’s availability and replacement will be decided in due course. For now, after his break period, he will have to test negative for a continuous number of days before being allowed to rejoin the rest of the team.
New Zealand will play five T20 matches in Dhaka, the first of which will be played on 1 September.