A COUNTY cricket match has been deserted after a Northants participant examined optimistic for Covid-19.
It’s believed to be the primary skilled sporting occasion on this nation to be known as off halfway by due to the virus.
A county cricket match has been deserted after a Northants participant examined optimistic for coronavirusCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Sunsport understands the participant is batsman Ben Curran, 24Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Gloucestershire had reached 66-6 simply earlier than lunch on day one among their Bob Willis Trophy match at Bristol when information reached the bottom that an opposing participant had examined optimistic.
The sport was formally deserted at 4pm after consultations between the 2 sides and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Though the participant didn’t journey with the Northants squad and is now isolating at residence, a few of his team-mates had been involved inside 48 hours of him growing Covid-19 signs.
Sunsport understands the participant is batsman Ben Curran, 24, brother of England duo Tom and Sam Curran.
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire stated: “Within the pursuits of participant welfare, it has been agreed between each counties and the ECB that the Bob Willis Trophy match, at present being performed on the Bristol County Floor, has been deserted.
“Each counties and the ECB are unified within the perception that participant welfare is paramount and no dangers needs to be taken with the well being and security of the gamers, officers and directors concerned within the match.
“The match has now been deserted and the Northamptonshire squad will return residence to Northamptonshire at present.”
The groups are resulting from meet once more on Friday in a T20 Blast match in Northampton.
No determination has but been made whether or not that sport can happen.