The right-arm pacer, who returned with the Australian group from South Africa earlier this week, had knowledgeable the medical employees of a sore throat on Thursday (March 12) and was despatched for precautionary testing for the novel coronavirus.
To his aid, the check outcomes returned detrimental and he was on his strategy to the Sydney Cricket Ground, the place the primary ODI towards New Zealand is happening.
“Kane Richardson has been cleared of contracting coronavirus after he returned a negative result to COVID-19 testing today,” cricket.com.au reported.
“He received the all-clear about 8 pm (local time) and was released from his hotel room quarantine to travel to the SCG for the opening Gillette ODI against New Zealand.”
Earlier, a cricket Australia spokesperson had stated that the nationwide board have been following the protocols laid down by the federal government and had quarantined Richardson.
“Our medical staff are treating this as 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 had been quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Richardson was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the IPL 2020 auctions. Australia and New Zealand are engaged in a three-match ODI sequence that began right here on Friday. The matches are to be performed behind closed doorways in a bid to regulate the unfold of the coronavirus that has to this point claimed near 5000 lives.
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