Jason Gillespie reveals he is self isolating himself for two weeks after returning from England

Jason Gillespie reveals he is self isolating himself for two weeks after returning from England

The England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB] has already announced that no professional cricket will be played in the country up until May 28th.

Jason Gillespie
Jason Gillespie. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ever-escalating situation due to the WHO-declared pandemic that is the Coronavirus has put the entire world to a screeching halt. From schools, colleges, offices, gyms, libraries, sports, everything has come to a standstill.

Almost every sporting event around the world is either cancelled or postponed and cricket is, of course, no exception to it. From the postponement of the Indian Premier League to the cancellation of International and domestic tournaments, everything is under a lockdown.

The England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB] has already announced that no professional cricket will be played in the country up until May 28th. And, former Australian pacer and the current Sussex Head Coach, in a series of tweets, has revealed that he is back home and is self-isolating for the next couple of weeks, besides urging everyone to stay indoors.

“Due to current events it was decided by @SussexCCC and myself that it would be best if I was back home in Australia. Hence I am now home and in isolation for the next 2 weeks. Having just been o/s, I urge everyone to please stay at home. It is the ONLY option for all of us,” Gillespie tweeted.

ECB have cancelled their domestic season till May 28

Gillespie hailed the Sussex County Cricket Club for the way they looked after all the players and support staff, besides revealing that the pre-season trip to Cape Town was cut-short, with the health of players and staff being the top-most priority.

“Our club @SussexCCC have been amazing looking after all our players and staff. We cut short our pre season trip to Cape Town and tclub’subs absolute priority has always been staff and players that were home and away,” he added.

Australia, meanwhile, has 1313 COVID-19 confirmed cases, half of which have cone from New South Wales. Earlier, the World Health Organization had declared Europe as the epicenter of the pandemic after a series of cases emerged from it. Countries like Italy have surpassed the total tally of confirmed cases and deaths as compared to China- the original epicenter from where the virus emerged late last year in the city of Wuhan before proliferating in the entire world.