Corey Webster is returning to New Zealand after China's national basketball league was shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

On Monday, Webster tweeted: "Anyway. On my way home."

On Sunday, the government announced that New Zealand citizens could return from China but would have to be self-isolated for 14 days. However, Webster said that he believed he would not have to undergo the isolation.

Webster was released by the Sky Sport Breakers to join Zhejiang Guangsha in December, with the guard agreeing to a deal with the CBA side until April next year, before returning to the Breakers. He is contracted to Breakers until 2023.


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The Breakers are believed to be inquiring to the ANBL about reinstating Webster back into the squad for the remainder of their season, reports Stuff.

Webster has averaged 18.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in seven games in the CBA in China.

The Breakers have won 12 games since releasing Webster in December.