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Lockie Ferguson tests negative for coronavirus


Lockie Ferguson, the New Zealand pacer, has tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday (March 14).

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The 28-year-old cricketer will now return home on Sunday following the postponement of the three-match ODI series against Australia due to the fears of coronavirus outbreak.

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“Homeward bound. Lockie Ferguson has also been cleared to fly and will return to New Zealand tomorrow,” confirmed New Zealand Cricket through an official statement on Saturday.

Earlier Ferguson was placed in isolation immediately after the first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, as he head complained of a sore throat.

He underwent tests on Saturday, which cleared the pacer of coronavirus with a negative return.

Australian pacer Kane Richardson was also tested for coronavirus on Friday following complains of a sore throat on the eve of the opening ODI match at Sydney. Though he eventually tested negative for coronavirus, but had to sit out for the first ODI with Sean Abbott being called in as his back-up in the squad.

Australia handed New Zealand a 71-run thrashing in front of empty stands of Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday before the remainder of the series was called until further notice.

The three-match T20I series between the teams has also been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The matches were scheduled to take place on March 24, 27 and 29.

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