The ECB announced on Friday that the all-rounder Sam Curran has tested negative for the coronavirus. Sam Curran went in self-isolation in his room at the onsite hotel on Thursday after falling ill. He was suffering from diarrhea & Sickness which forced him to stay out of the England’s intra-squad match at the Ageas Bowl after he batted on the first practice game.
Curran’s sickness raised fears that the deadly virus might have found his way into England’s bio-secure training camp, thereby increasing the risk of postponing the next week’s first test match between England & the West Indies at Hampshire’s headquarters a match which will mark the return & resumption of International cricket from lockdown.
The 22-year-old star cricketer was assessed by medical staff having already passed three tests since arriving in England ‘bubble’. After being declared free from the virus Curran will rejoin England squad for practice sessions over the coming weekend.
“England’s Sam Curran has tested negative following his COVID-19 test from yesterday (Thursday),” said an ECB statement.
“The Surrey all-rounder, who had a sickness bug has recovered and is currently missing the intra-group three-day match, which ends today, has been self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl.
“He will now return to training over the next 24-48 hours and will be closely monitored by the team doctor.
“Curran further will be tested for COVID-19 on Sunday with the rest of the playing squad players & management group”. However, England will announce its squad for the first Test on Saturday.