NZ cricket squad’s physio returns to quake-hit home


NAGPUR, India–New Zealand’s World Cup cricket squad have enlisted the services of a local physiotherapist after their own returned to his earthquake-shattered home in Christchurch. Physio Dayle Shackel and trainer Bryan Stronach, whose wife is four months pregnant, have both taken a temporary leave of absence from the squad, who face world champions Australia in their second World Cup group fixture at the VCA Ground here on Friday. “It’s been difficult, but it’s nothing compared to what people are going through at home,” New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said on Thursday.

“We managed to locate a local physio, he’s been great so far.”