New Zealand Cricket today confirmed that Tim Southee and Rob Nicol will not travel with the team to Kandy this morning following an illness picked up on the BLACKCAPS ICC World Twenty20 campaign in Sri Lanka.
Southee reported to medical staff that he felt unwell yesterday morning. He was not able to attend the warm-up match against South Africa and subsequently displayed symptoms associated with gastro-enteritis.
Nicol was sick over-night and could not travel comfortably this morning so also remains in Colombo under observation of the team doctor.
Because Southee showed signs of dehydration it has been decided that he will receive re-hydration treatment at the local hospital.
If sufficient improvements are made today the pair will travel to Kandy this afternoon.
Daniel Vettori, who was also ruled out of yesterday’s warm-up match due to illness, has improved and is travelling with the team today.