New Zealand batsman Finn Allen has returned positive for Covid-19 after landing in Bangladesh for a five-match T20I series against the hosts, which will kick-off on September 1.
Recently, Allen had represented the Birmingham Phoenix in England’s new The Hundred competition.
The 22 -year-old is fully-vaccinated and had passed all his pre-departure tests in England before testing positive 48 hours after arrival in Dhaka.
After the development, Allen has been quarantined at the team’s hotel.
“Allen is receiving treatment from the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief medical officer; has been in contact with NZC’s chief medical officer, and will be monitored during his stay in quarantine by BLACKCAPS doctor Pat McHugh,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) wrote on its Instagram page.
New Zealand manager Mike Sandle has said that he was in constant contact with the youngster and was confident that Allen was receiving the best medical attention from local authorities.