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New Zealand fast bowler Trent Bold has reached home. He plays for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
The IPL 2021 season was suspended mid-May due to Corona. Since then all the domestic or foreign players started returning to their homes. In this sequence, 8 people including 5 New Zealand cricketers have also reached Auckland on Saturday night by chartered flight. Apart from them, Punjab Kings franchise told that the Indian players of their team have also reached their respective homes. Also some foreign players are passing through Quarantine outside India before reaching their home.
The first team to reach New Zealand included Trent Bolt, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne and Scott Kuglejin. In addition to coach and former Kiwi cricketers James Payment and Shane Bond, Mike Hewson also reached Auckland. Hessen is the cricket operating director of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
McCallum and Fleming will go on another flight
New Zealand players and staff are being dispatched from two chartered flights. All via Tokyo reaching New Zealand. Players and staff will have to follow the Corona Guidelines and remain in isolation as they arrive in New Zealand. Loki Ferguson, Brendon McCullum, commentators Simon Dul and Scott Styris, umpire Chris Gaffney, former captain Stephen Fleming and Kyle Mills will arrive in New Zealand with the second flight.
Corona positive Tim Seifert will be Chennai referee
New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Tim Seifert, who arrived at Corona positive, will stay in India right now. He will be referred to a private hospital in Chennai for better treatment. Former Australian player Michael Hussey is also undergoing corona treatment.
4 people including Williamson will go to Maldives England
New Zealand team captain Kane Williamson, Mitchell Sentner, Kyle Jameson and physio Tommy Simsek will travel to England. For this, they have been sent to Maldives. From here they will fly directly to England. However, earlier there was a plan to stop all these in Delhi and send them directly to England after May 11. All of this could have been delayed by a week and strict protocols had to be followed. For this reason, Via made plans to send Maldives.
The New Zealand team is to play a 2-Test series from June 2 on the England tour. After this, New Zealand will also play the final of the Test Championship against Team India in Southampton on 18 June.