Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson has been tested for coronavirus after complaining of sore throat. The quick was expected to play Friday’s first ODI against New Zealand but was later withdrawn. Australia also called up Sean Abbott as cover for Richardson who has been quarantined.
Australia team doctors on Thursday night received sore throat from the fast bowler. The tests have been done but the result is awaited. If the test results turn out negative, Richardson may feature later in the three-match ODI series.
“Our medical staff are treating this a typical throat infection but we are following Australian Government protocols that require us to keep Kane away from other members of the squad and perform the appropriate tests given he has returned from international travel in the last 14 days,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said.
“Once we receive the results of the tests and Kane recovers in the next few days we expect he will re-join the team. We will not be making further comment until something changes.”