New Zealand cricketers being sensitised on coronavirus protection
By: Sports Desk |

Published: March 5, 2020 2:56:15 pm


Sunrisers Hyderabad’s participant Kane Williamson (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The New Zealand Cricket Board is sensitising its contracted gamers, together with the six who will play within the Indian Premier League (IPL), about preventive measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

“All New Zealand players, men and women, are being updated on latest developments, including best practice and preventive measures, as new information comes to hand,” NZC Head of Public Affairs Richard Boock mentioned in an announcement to PTI.

The six New Zealand gamers, who’re set to play within the IPL are Jimmy Neesham (KXIP), Lockie Ferguson (Kolkata Knight Riders), Mitchell McClenaghan and Trent Boult (each Mumbai Indians), Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Mitchell Santner (Chennai Super Kings).

The variety of coronavirus instances has crossed 95,000 globally, with over 3,200 deaths. In India, 29 constructive instances have been reported up to now, together with 16 Italian vacationers.

With the outbreak reaching nearly each a part of the globe up to now few weeks, New Zealand recorded its third coronavirus case on Thursday.

The New Zealand cricket board is in fixed contact with the nation’s well being, overseas affairs and sports activities ministry to get common updates which can guarantee well being security for its gamers, mentioned Boock.

“NZC is in constant communication with its chief medical officer, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Health, and Sport NZ, and is monitoring updates from the World Health Organisation to ensure compliance with best practice,” Boock said.

The IPL is scheduled from March 29.

(With PTI inputs)

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