Cricketers Trent Boult, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne and Scott Kuggeleijn, coaches and former gamers James Pamment and Shane Bond, and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s director of cricketing operations Mike Hesson landed right here late on Saturday evening.
They arrived on board a Bombardier World Specific personal jet through Tokyo within the first of two chartered flights repatriating the Kiwis after the IPL 2021 was suspended within the wake of a number of COVID-19 instances inside its bio-bubble.
They went into managed isolation upon arrival, in keeping with a report in stuff.co.nz.
A second flight carrying Lockie Ferguson, Brendon McCullum , commentators Simon Doull and Scott Styris, umpire Chris Gaffaney, former captain Stephen Fleming and Kyle Mills was anticipated to go away India on Saturday evening.
Wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert, who examined optimistic for COVID-19, continues to be in India and was awaiting for his switch to a personal hospital in Chennai, the identical facility by which former Australia participant Michael Hussey was being handled after testing optimistic earlier within the week.
New Zealand’s UK-bound Check contingent, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, and physio Tommy Simsek, have been transferred to Maldives. As per authentic plan, they have been supposed to remain in New Delhi.
The choice to switch the gamers to the island nation got here within the gentle of recommendation that their entry into the UK, initially regarded as round Might 11, was prone to be delayed additional by per week.
New Zealand play a two-match Check collection towards England starting on June 2 earlier than going through India within the World Check Championships ultimate at Southampton from June 18.