• Richardson tests negative for coronavirus

    Australian seamer Kane Richardson has tested negative for the coronavirus.

    Richardson complained of a sore throat this week – and was ruled out of Friday’s ODI series opener against New Zealand.

    ‘Our medical staff are treating this a typical throat infection but we are following Australian Government protocols that require us to keep Kane away from other members of the squad and perform the appropriate tests given he has returned from international travel in the last 14 days,’ said a Cricket Australia spokesperson before Richardson tested negative.

    “Once we receive the results of the tests and Kane recovers in the next few days we expect he will re-join the team. We will not be making further comment until something changes.”

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    Australia and New Zealand’s ODI series is being played behind closed doors as a preventative measure against the spread of the virus, which has seen several other global sporting events postponed or cancelled.

    The Proteas’ ongoing ODI series in Lucknow and Kolkata, India, is also being played behind closed doors. The same will likely happen for the Indian Premier League, which has been postponed by two weeks, later this year.

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