Covid-19-hit Ash Gardner to miss start of Australia’s 2022 Women’s World Cup

Covid-19-hit Ash Gardner to miss start of Australia’s 2022 Women’s World Cup

Covid-19 in the Women's T20 World Cup starting from Friday. Just before the start of the event, Australian all-rounder Ash Gardner tested positive for Covid-19.

Gardner will have to stay in compulsory isolation for 10 days according to ICC and host New Zealand health rules. He will be in isolation in Christchurch.

Gardner will miss England on March 5 in Hamilton and Pakistan on March 8 in Mount Manganui.

The rest of Australia's players and coaching staff have undergone Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). All of them have corona negative.

New Zealand is in the grip of its worst COVID-19 outbreak during the entire pandemic, with cases topping 20,000 for the first time on Wednesday.