The West Indies cricket crew has had its coaching privileges revoked after a number of crew members breached COVID-19 biosecurity protocols in its Christchurch isolation facility, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health mentioned on Wednesday.
The crew is because of be launched from the ability on Friday, pending the ultimate spherical of COVID-19 testing, however breached its protocols on a number of events by sharing meals or mingling in corridors.
No threat to the general public
The Ministry mentioned there was no threat to the general public.
“As with other sports teams that have come to New Zealand, the West Indies cricket team were given certain exemptions from the managed isolation rules which apply to everyone else,” Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield mentioned in a press release.
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“In return they have to stick to the rules.
“They didn’t do that, despite agreeing to abide by the parameters of the exemption.”
Bloomfield added its coaching exemption had been revoked and the crew members would stay in isolation till they’re launched.
West Indies administration didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
NZC was made conscious that some members of the @windiescricket crew had contravened protocols inside the Managed Isolation Facility in Christchurch.
Incidents included some gamers compromising bubble integrity by sharing meals, and socialising in hallways. https://t.co/Dm6AP13x93
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 11, 2020
New Zealand Cricket mentioned it had careworn to the guests they wanted to abide by the restrictions positioned upon them.
New Zealand has efficiently curbed the unfold of the coronavirus after introducing a strict lockdown and tight border controls.
Almost all of the nation’s small variety of present instances are amongst individuals arriving from abroad, who’re held in obligatory managed isolation amenities for 14 days.
The squad had its third and remaining COVID-19 assessments on Wednesday and will likely be launched on Friday, the place it’ll head to Queenstown for warm-up matches.
The first of three Twenty20 internationals towards New Zealand is on November 27 in Auckland.