Four Yorkshire cricket players have been removed from the lineup after one player has tested positive for COVID-19.
Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden, and David Willey will not play for the team after being required to undergo 14-day isolation. This comes shortly after Willey has tested positive for COVID-19.
On his personal Twitter account, Willey stated that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. He had also confirmed that he had been in contact with the three other players on a Saturday morning before he had symptoms. Also, he said that it makes him devastated that he had placed the three at risk while making them unavailable for the upcoming games.
An official statement from Yorkshire says, ‘The four players were deemed to be in close contact on Saturday separate to the squad and away from a COVID secure environment. As per the COVID guidelines, all four of them will now have to self-isolate for 14 days’.
The county club’s lead physiotherapist Kunwar Bansil also said, ‘Although it is disappointing that we will be without four key players, we have a duty of care to the wider squad and others. The health and well-being of the players and support staff is the Club's primary responsibility, as well as protecting the opposition, the integrity of the competition and playing our part in keeping the wider community safe’.
So far, the four players have missed out Yorkshire’s 43-run defeat against Durham. Other games that they’ll have to miss out by being in quarantine are some matches against Lancashire and Derbyshire.
To date, Yorkshire ranks fifth in the ongoing T20 competition. They have won two games, losing four, and had two games washed out. To know more about the playing teams of the T20 Blast League, head over to Betwala.
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