KARACHI: Black Caps batsman Finn Allen has tested positive for COVID-19, 48 hours after arriving in Dhaka from England.
The right-handed batsman was fully vaccinated and cleared all the tests before his departure for England. However, upon his arrival in Bangladesh, he underwent a COVID-19 screening test to show moderate symptoms.
Allen was immediately quarantined at the team’s hotel in Dhaka as soon as the test result was positive.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief medical officer is in charge of providing medical treatment to the cricketer while he is in quarantine, while Black Caps Dr Pat McHugh will oversee it.
In addition, the batsman is in touch with the Chief Medical Officer of NCZ.
Allen will be cleared to join the team when he completes the legal period of treatment and isolation and undergoes a negative test.
Black Caps manager Mike Sandal, who is also in Dhaka, said he was in constant contact with Allen and was confident that Bangladeshi authorities were providing the best care and treatment to the Wellington Firebirds.
Allen was representing the Birmingham Phoenix at the Hundred in England before arriving in Bangladesh.