‘New Zealand players may leave for UK from Maldives over the weekend’

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The New Zealand players who left India after the IPL was suspended, and are currently undergoing quarantine in Maldives, may travel to England for their next assignment this weekend. So said their head coach Gary Stead. New Zealand will play a two-match Test series against England starting June 2 at Lord’s, followed by the World Test Championship final against India on June 18 in Southampton.

Stead also said that it is not clear if there will be any form of quarantine for those players upon arrival in England. “I don’t know all the details right now. My understanding is that they are looking to leave (Maldives) somewhere around the time that we leave – May 15, 16 or 17- in that time frame. My understanding is that England board is still working through the final details of what it means to come through the Maldives as supposed to New Zealand.”