One unnamed member of Kent cricket team tests positive for COVID-19, Heino Kuhn takes charge as captain

Meanwhile, South African wicketkeeper-batter Heino Kuhn, who was not a part of Kent’s playing XI against Surrey has been given the role of captaincy for the Sussex fixture.

SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 11 July 2021 5:36 pm

In a major development in the Vitality T20 Blast, the Kent Cricket Club has confirmed that one unnamed member of the team has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to the norms of the UK Government regarding the Covid-19, the impacted players have already put under isolation & quarantine.

Notably, Kent played their last match against Surrey where they registered an easy 9-wicket win against the opponents. However, all the players who were part of the match at the Kia Oval have been advised to self-isolate themselves as they have come in close contact with the player who has not been named.

The Club has named a full squad for the two Vitality Blast matches against Middlesex and Sussex Sharks. Meanwhile, South African wicketkeeper-batter Heino Kuhn who was not a part of Kent’s playing XI against Surrey has been given the role of captaincy for the Sussex fixture.

“With the emergence of the Delta variant and recent release in lockdown restrictions, the club has been conscious of the increased possibility of an outbreak” Kent CEO Simon Storey said.

“Overnight, the club has worked swiftly to identify a replacement squad that will be ready to take on Sussex in the much-anticipated Canterbury Cricket Week, and will also be preparing for the final two matches of the group stages of the Vitality Blast, with a quarter-final berth already secured”.

Here's the full statement from the club on the same:

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