The 28-year-old all-rounder grew to become the second worldwide cricketer examined for COVID-19 after reporting sickness on the conclusion of the primary ODI towards Australia on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The the rest of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy sequence was later postponed, nevertheless, Ferguson was pressured to stay in Sydney awaiting check outcomes as his teammates returned dwelling.
“I was taken to get swabs done and talk to the doc, but fortunately all was good,” Ferguson advised cricket.co.au upon arrival in Auckland.
“We had fairly clear comms (communication) that we knew if we obtained again tonight it might be all good (to keep away from the 14-day isolation interval launched by the federal government).
“So once we obtained the damaging check for the virus final evening we simply took it because it got here then it was good to come back at the moment.”
Ferguson admitted it was an odd feeling taking part in in entrance of an empty SCG on Friday (March 13) as a consequence of coronavirus outbreak risk. At one level within the first innings, he was pressured to leap the fence and seek for a ball Aaron Finch had struck for six.
The fast bowled 9 overs and claimed two wickets because the guests misplaced by 71 runs, earlier than flagging delicate flu-like signs with group docs.
Wary of the worldwide panic surrounding the extremely contagious coronavirus, Ferguson says he “over-exaggerated” his sickness.
“I simply had very delicate chilly signs, however the procedures have been as they have been and adopted by the assist employees,” he stated.
“You can get run down fairly a bit taking part in cricket and travelling on a regular basis.
“So (it’s) not too unusual for me.”
What is uncommon is the cricketing panorama Ferguson and his friends now face. The fast has plans of linking up along with his Auckland Aces teammate and resuming home duties, nevertheless, is unsure on what the close to future will maintain given the present local weather.
In the previous 48 hours, selections have been made to postpone all remaining ODI and T20 fixtures between Australia and New Zealand, whereas the Test sequence between Sri Lanka and England has been cancelled, Australia’s ladies will now not tour South Africa, and the ultimate spherical of the Sheffield Shield is not going to go forward.
“I think everyone in every industry is feeling it a little bit,” Ferguson stated.
“Certainly we want to play cricket but under these circumstances, we are following the directions.”
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