Curran in self-isolation, awaiting coronavirus test results
England cricketer Sam Curran fell ill before the start of the first Test of the series against the West Indies. The English all-rounder has been in self-isolation in the hotel room of Ageas Bowl since he fell ill on Wednesday (July 1) night.
Curran was part of Jos Buttler’s team in the warm-up match. He will not play in the match which started on Thursday (July 2).
The 22-year-old all-rounder took the field on the first day of the warm-up match. He was unbeaten on 15 runs with the bat. But that night he got sick and started having diarrhoea.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said,
“He (Curran) has been monitored by the team doctor throughout and was tested for COVID-19 earlier today.”
England are in the Ages Bowl with a 30-member practice squad from June 23 to prepare for the Test series against the West Indies. The three-match Test series between England and West Indies will be in a sterile environment.
The first Test of the series will be on July 8, Ageas Bowl. The English are not getting regular Test captain Joe Root in the first match. He has already left the practice team to be by the side of his wife who is likely to have children. Instead, all-rounder Ben Stokes will lead England for the first time.