West Indies tour of England: Sam Curran tests negative for coronavirus

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Friday that Sam Curran has tested negative for coronavirus.

After feeling unwell on Thursday, Curram had gone into self-isolation in his room at the on-site hotel. He was suffering from diarrhoea and sickness which subsequently ruled him out of the ongoing intra-squad match at the Ageas Bowl. Curran had already batted in the first game, though.

The 22-year-old was immediately assessed by the medical staff and tested as well even though he had already been tested thrice since his arrival in the England ‘bubble’.

However, now that he has been declared free of the virus, he will join England’s net sessions over the 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 will receive a further COVID-19 test on Sunday with the rest of the playing and management group.”

England are supposed to name their squad for the first Test on Saturday.

About Prasenjit Dey

Prasenjit Dey is freelance cricket journalist based out of Kolkata, India. Cricket runs through his veins and writing has always been his passion. He is now a part of both worlds, trying to make a difference by writing on the nitty-gritty of the game.

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