New Zealand all-rounder Brooke Halliday was on Tuesday (February 22) ruled out of the fifth and final women’s ODI against India after being forced into quarantine due to her partner testing positive for COVID-19.
Brooke Halliday was Ruled out of Final ODI vs INDW
The 26-year-old returned a negative result for the virus on Monday. She will be tested again on day five of her isolation.
“Halliday dined outside with her partner, who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, and was therefore required to isolate in her hotel room for seven days,” New Zealand Cricket said in a statement.
“Halliday returned a negative Covid-19 test yesterday. She will be tested again on day five of her isolation and if she returns a second negative test, can finish her isolation period and re-join the team on Friday.”
Halliday missed the fourth ODI on Tuesday and will also remain unavailable for selection for the fifth and final match on Thursday.
“This is obviously a frustrating time for Brooke. But she’s remaining upbeat, and as a team, we’re supporting her and checking in on her by phone etc,” New Zealand head coach Bob Carter said.
“Of course, we’re looking forward to her re-joining the team once she’s met the appropriate protocols. Maddy and Fran both injured their hands while practicing. We are monitoring their individual situations and are hopeful of a quick recovery for both,” he added.
Notably, New Zealand have already clinched the series by winning the third ODI.
Earlier New Zealand announced their Women’s squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s WC which as per the Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule will play between March and April 2022.
Women’s World Cup 2022 Squad – New Zealand
Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite (vc), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Melie Kerr, Frankie Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu