In a big news coming from the England County circuit, Sussex cricketer Tom Clark has tested positive for COVID-19. He is now self-isolating. Six members of club’s first team squad, an academy player as well as a member of the team’s support staff who were found to be in close contact with Tom within 48 hours preceding the onset of his symptoms, have also been told to enter mandatory quarantine.
Jamie Atkins, James Coles, Henry Crocombe, Tom Haines, Sean Hunt, Delray Rawlins and Ollie Robinson happen to be the other six players and understandably won’t be available for selection during their period of isolation.
Meanwhile, the club has also confirmed that Crocombe, Rawlins and Robinson have been removed from their squad for this evening's Vitality Blast match against Kent Spitfires. They have been replaced with Stuart Meaker and Ali Orr.
Notably, the club took to social media to break the development. Sharing a link to an official statement, the club’s official Twitter handle wrote, “Club statement: COVID-19 case.”
Check out the announcement here:
In their Vitality T20 Blast campaign this season so far, Sussex have played as many as eight matches. While they have tasted wins in three of them, they have lost just one, with four of them ending without a result due to rain. They find themselves at the fourth place in the South Group points tally. While Philip Salt is their leading run getter so far with close to 200 runs in 5 innings, Tymal Mills is their most successful bowler with 9 wickets in 5 matches.