Up to date: October 20, 2020 11:10:25 am
Auckland medium pacer Ben Lister on Tuesday grew to become the primary COVID-19 substitute in cricket, changing teammate Mark Chapman within the ongoing Plunket Protect first-class cricket championship.
The 26-year-old Chapman, who has represented New Zealand in six ODIs and 24 T20Is, reportedly felt sick on Monday following which the batsman underwent a COVID-19 check.
Lister, who has featured in 18 firstclass video games, was named because the alternative till Chapman’s check outcomes are recognized.
“Ollie Pringle makes his First-Class debut turning into No. Keycap digit fiveKeycap digit twoKeycap digit 4. Ben Lister begins as Covid-19 alternative with Mark Chapman awaiting check outcomes after feeling ailing yesterday,” Auckland Cricket tweeted.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead, who was watching the match at Eden Park, mentioned he was happy that Chapman was not penalised for doing the best factor.
“I wasn’t conscious till I obtained right here this morning, that Mark Chapman had been feeling ailing and needed to get a Covid check. However from my perspective, it’s nice that he’s not penalised for doing the best factor in what is clearly completely different instances we face on the planet,” Stead was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“Simply exhibits that we and cricket aren’t proof against that both, so following the best protocols is certainly the best factor to do,” he added.
COVID-19 replacements in Take a look at cricket had been accepted by the ICC in June.
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