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NZ cricketer Ben Lister becomes first COVID-19 substitute in cricket

NZ cricketer Ben Lister becomes first COVID-19 substitute in cricket

AUCKLAND: Auckland’s Ben Lister replaced teammate Mark Chapman on Tuesday in the ongoing Plunket Shield first-class championship to became the first COVID-19 substitute in cricket.

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 test.

Lister, who has featured in 18 First-Class games, was named as the replacement until Chapman’s test results are known.

“Ben Lister starts as COVID-19 replacement with Mark Chapman awaiting test results after feeling ill yesterday (Monday),” Auckland Cricket tweeted.

COVID-19 replacements in Test cricket had been approved by the ICC in June.

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