Kane Richardson tests negative for Coronavirus, joins the Australian squad
Richardson was alleged to have infected with Coronavirus ahead of the series opener.
Updated - Mar 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Kane Richardson, the right-hand fast bowler from Australia was tested for the Coronavirus after returning home from South Africa. It was a major blow for the Australian side, who were scheduled to play the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand. Now, the reports of the test are out and the pacer has been tested negative. It would have given a sigh of relief for all the Aussie players to see Richardson back in their squad.
The outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 has left every individual’s life quite miserable as the whole world is feeling unsafe due to the spread of the life-threatening virus. The researchers are stuck in developing a vaccine to protect everyone from the same but none of them has managed to find out a solution yet. This is one of the main reasons due to which people have taken a step back from going into any event or social gatherings.
Kane Richardson had to return from South Africa
29-year-old Kane Richardson made his debut back in 2013 and has played 25 ODIs, 18 T20Is in which he has grabbed a total of 58 wickets across all the formats. Richardson recently returned from South Africa after playing ODI and T20I series. The right-hand fast bowler next assignment was to play in the 50-over series against New Zealand but just ahead of the opening game the news broke out that he might have got infected with Coronavirus.
Later on, Cricket Australia took to their official handle and said that Kane Richardson COVID-19 Test has come negative and he will be back on the ground. CA shared a post that read, “Kane Richardson’s test for COVID-19 has come back negative and he is on his way to the ground.”
JUST IN: Kane Richardson's test for COVID-19 has come back negative and he is on his way to the ground.#AUSvNZ
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 13, 2020
All the authorities and sports councils have postponed their sports events to the future. Even, BCCI also stepped back from organizing IPL on the scheduled date and pushed back its commencement date to April.
Meanwhile, Australia posted a competitive score of 258 runs for a loss of seven wickets. David Warner and Aaron Finch scored brilliant fifties for their team. But, in the end, New Zealand was left struggling as they couldn’t manage to chase the total and were dismissed for a score of 187 runs in 41 overs. The interesting thing to watch was that both the teams played the game behind closed doors with no spectators present in the ground.