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COVID-19 test on Australian pacer Kane Richardson returns negative

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Published : Mar 13, 2020, 4:20 pm IST
Updated : Mar 13, 2020, 4:20 pm IST

On receipt of the all-clear from health officials, the player was released from his hotel room quarantine to travel to the SCG

CLEAN CHIT: Kane Richardson cleared of suspected coronavirus infection. AFP Photo
 CLEAN CHIT: Kane Richardson cleared of suspected coronavirus infection. AFP Photo

Sydney: Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson was on Friday cleared of coronavirus after his tests returned negative, Cricket Australia said.

The right-arm pacer, who returned with the Australian team from South Africa earlier this week, had informed the medical staff of a sore throat on Thursday and was then sent for a precautionery COVID-19 testing.

 

However, Richardson's coronavirus test returned negative and he was on his way to the Sydney cricket ground where the first ODI against New Zealand is taking place.

"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 8pm AEDT and was released from his hotel room quarantine to travel to the SCG for the opening Gillette ODI against New Zealand."

The 29-year-old was replaced by Sean Abbott in the first ODI against New Zealand.

 

Tags: kane richardson, covid 19
Location: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney