Lockie Ferguson had picked up two wickets for 60 runs towards Australia within the first ODI. © Twitter
New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, who was positioned underneath 24-hour isolation amid fears of COVID-19, has been cleared after testing adverse. Ferguson was quarantined after he reported a sore throat following the primary ODI of the now-postponed Chappell Hadlee collection. The 28-year-old cricketer will fly to New Zealand from Sydney on Sunday. “Homeward bound. Lockie Ferguson has also been cleared to fly and will return to New Zealand tomorrow,” New Zealand Cricket confirmed in an announcement on Saturday.
The first ODI of the three-match collection was performed behind closed doorways in an empty Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday which the hosts had received by 71 runs. The groups had been to play the second and third ODI on March 15 and 20, respectively which had been cancelled after the New Zealand authorities imposed journey restrictions.
Earlier, Australian quick bowler Kane Richardson was additionally examined for coronavirus, after affected by a sore throat on Thursday. That noticed him being not noted of the squad for Friday’s recreation however the check was adverse.
The pandemic has additionally led to the postponement of Australia’s tour of New Zealand that was to comply with, the place the 2 groups had been to play three T20Is on March 24, 27 and 29.