Nottingham, June 16, 2022
The New Zealand team, already reeling under the pressure of two consecutive defeats in the Test series against England, has been dealt another blow after all-rounder Michael Bracewell tested positive for Covid-19 on the morning of June 15, 2022, after the second Test against England in Nottingham.
The Blackcaps have already lost their captain Kane Williamson in this series to Covid, as he had tested positive on the eve of the second Test match.
“Blackcaps all-rounder Michael Bracewell is in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 the morning after the second Test against England in Nottingham.
“Bracewell undertook a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) after waking up with symptoms. He will require five days of isolation before re-joining the group ahead of the final Test at Headingley in Leeds starting Thursday, June 23. The rest of the touring party will be tested today and will continue following the tour health protocols of symptom reporting and subsequent testing if required. No replacement player is being sought at this stage,” New Zealand Cricket informed through an official press statement.