Cricket Australia affirmed on Thursday morning that Ash Gardner had returned a Covid-19 positive RAT while in Christchurch and her ensuing PCR test was additionally certain.
Ash Gardner will stay in Christchurch to confine for 10 days under ICC and New Zealand Government wellbeing rules. It implies Gardner is inaccessible for Australia’s initial World Cup match against England in Hamilton on Saturday, March 5, and Australia’s second match against Pakistan at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, March 8.
The remainder of the Australia playing gathering and care staff have all returned negative RATs and will head out to Hamilton on Thursday night without Gardner. Australia selector and head of execution Shawn Flegler will stay in Christchurch with Gardner.
The fresh insight about Gardner’s positive test comes after the ICC affirmed that there would be no severe air pocket or day by day testing for the competition.