After developing sickness and diarrhoea during the three-day practice match in Areas Bowl, England’s Sam Curran tested negative for Covid-19.
Sam Curran started showing some symptoms (which are commonly shown when an individual is likely to have contracted the virus) on Wednesday evening and was seen by one of the on-site doctors who recommended him to undergo a Covid-19 test. The all-rounder was asked to self-isolate in his hotel room in Southampton as he waited for his test results, which he took on Thursday.
Fortunately, he tested negative. The test reports were out around lunchtime on Friday.
It is certainly a huge sigh of relief for the England Cricket Board (ECB). Had Curran tested positive, it would sure have been a distressing situation for England, given it would have affected the team to play the Test series against West Indies, which is scheduled on July 8.
To be more precise, it would’ve raised questions on the safety within the bio-bubble environment that has been created around both the teams to ensure their safety and might have called for isolating people who came in contact with Curran.
Now that all’s well, Curran is set to return to training over the next 24 to 48 hours and will be monitored by the ECB’s medical team. The 22-year-old will undergo a further Covid-19 test, along with other players on Sunday, as a part of the customary testing regime for the Test series against the Windies.
England versus West Indies marks the resumption of international cricket almost after more than four months. The sport across the globe was put on hold due to the current coronavirus pandemic outburst.
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