Black Caps speedster Ferguson in isolation over virus fears

Black Caps speedster Ferguson in isolation over virus fears

The new restrictions meant New Zealand's cricket team would head home from their current tour of Australia later on Saturday, the sport's national federation said.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has accepted the decision of the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) to postpone the planned inbound tour of the Australian Women's Team to South Africa for a series of ODI and T20 worldwide matches. The restriction however comes into effect from Sunday midnight, meaning if New Zealand return in time, they could be spared the testing.

After Cricket Australia acted early and barred fans from the ODI series against New Zealand due to the coronavirus pandemic, last night's match at the SCG looms as the new norm.

Australia's one-day series against New Zealand has been abandoned, with the Black Caps team rushed home due to coronavirus precautions.

The one-day global (ODI) series between the Black Caps and Australia has been postponed after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outlined stringent new rules on Saturday because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Stead said the players were happy to continue the series in Sydney but also supported the Government's decision which saw them quickly booked on a flight on Saturday. This is a time of unprecedented risk and peril, and the personal health and well-being of our players is paramount. Instead of New Delhi or Mumbai, the Proteas preferred to fly via the eastern metropolis as it is yet to record a single positive case for COVID-19.

The three-match ODI series between India and South Africa had started on March 12. The remaining two games will be played in Lucknow on March 15 and Kolkata on March 18.

The seamer has been tested and is isolated at the Black Caps team hotel while awaiting test results. On his ODI debut in Sydney, a nervous preparation went awry, with the speedster suffering from cramps as he leaked 73 runs from nine overs.

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