Lockie Ferguson, New Zealand quick bowler, is to be examined for coronavirus and has been positioned in isolation after complaining of a sore throat following the Black Caps’ opening one-day worldwide towards Australia, group officers stated. The right-arm fast was quarantined instantly after the 71-run defeat in Sydney on Friday and would stay remoted for no less than 24 hours whereas assessments are performed. “In accordance with recommended health protocols, Lockie Ferguson has been placed in isolation at the team hotel for the next 24 hrs after reporting a sore throat at the end of the first ODI,” New Zealand Cricket stated late Friday.
“Once the test results are received and diagnosed, his return to the team can be determined.”
The scare adopted Australian quick bowler Kane Richardson being remoted and examined for COVID-19 after struggling a sore throat on Thursday. He missed the opening ODI, however was cleared of the virus late Friday.
Fans have been barred from the three-game sequence in Sydney and Hobart to curb the unfold of coronavirus, which has pressured a swathe of sporting occasions behind closed doorways.
Australia crushed New Zealand by 71 runs within the first one-day worldwide at an empty Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday.
After New Zealand earlier stored the house aspect to 258 for seven, the Australian bowling assault dominated the Kiwi batsmen to dismiss the guests for 187 within the 41st over.
Cricket Australia barred spectators from the match in response to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the unusual sight of gamers acknowledging milestones to empty grandstands.
The second match is on Sunday.