Former New Zealand pacer worried for wife’s life amid Coronavirus outbreak

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Away from his family, former New Zealand pacer Iian O’Brien is worried for his wife’s life as he is unable to take the flight back to UK, where his family lives, amid Coronavirus outbreak.

The pacer, who was in New Zealand for some work, said that his wife has a lung condition, which is adding to his fear.

“The big bit for me is my wife has a lung condition where if she gets any sort of chest infection it can take time off her life,” O’Brien, who played 22 Tests, 10 ODIs and four T20s for New Zealand between 2005-2009, was quoted as saying by the

“This virus could kill her. With a couple of kids for her to deal with, and her mum is 80, there’s a fair bit on her plate at the moment. I would be kind of keen to take some of that stress off her but I think I’m just adding to it at the moment.”

Coronavirus has spread all-over the world, taking thousands of lives, making World Health Organisation term it as a pandemic.