NZ-W Vs IND-W: Brooke Halliday Ruled Out Of 5th ODI After Close Contact With COVID Case

Though Brooke Halliday returned negative result for COVID-19 on Monday, she will be tested again on day five of her isolation.

Brooke Halliday's partner, with whom the player dined outside, returned COVID positive.

New Zealand all-rounder Brooke Halliday was on Tuesday 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. (More Cricket News)

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," he added.

New Zealand have already clinched the series by winning the third ODI. 

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