Nicholls, pacer Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen have begun five days of hotel room isolation after producing positive Rapid Antigen Tests on Friday morning.
The worst part is that he is indefinitely out of competitive cricket as the ECB has not set any specific time-frame for his return.
James Anderson declares himself fit for England selection; Saqib Mahmood injury brightens veteran seamer's chance
James Anderson was curiously dropped from the side that toured the Caribbean for a three-Test series despite some fine performances during the forgettable Ashes campaign over the winter.
England cricket's season of woes continues with the ECB chief executive Tom Harrison stepping down from the post on Tuesday.
Besides, the national selection committee is also set to excuse Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant from the engagements against the Proteas.
Brendon McCullum was appointed to the Test head coach role for England, with his first assignment coming in the form of a three-match home Test series against New Zealand in June.
Michael Vaughan has questioned ECB decision to hire KKR coach, New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, to guide the country's Test side.
Brendon McCullum Friday admitted to bittersweet emotions when he agreed to take on the role of turning around England's cricket fortunes.
The report said that 40-year-old Brendon McCullum could be announced as the red-ball coach before the end of this week.
New Zealand batter Henry Nicholls escapes serious calf injury, set to depart for England for Test series
Henry Nicholls has been a crucial member of New Zealand's Test squad of late, averaging 40.38 in 46 Tests with eight hundreds.
New Zealand on Wednesday named an extended 20-man squad for the tour, designed to cover the early absence of players involved in the Indian Premier League.
The ATP and WTA tennis tours have both publicly criticized the All England Club's decision which was announced April 20. Wimbledon starts on June 27.
KGF, which is some 30 km from the district headquarters Kolar, has no proper public bus connectivity.
Stokes has just returned to the team after a spell out for mental-health reasons.
The 22-year-old Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer from Jammu produced one of the fieriest spells of fast bowling in the IPL history, snapping five wickets for 25 runs on Wednesday night.