Kent’s Jordan Cox gets quarantined after 423-run partnership against Sussex for ‘posing with fans’
Cox won't be a part of Kent's upcoming match against Middlesex, starting August 15.
Updated - Aug 12, 2020 10:37 am
19-year-old Jordan Cox had a dream outing, representing Kent in the Bob Willis trophy in the match against Sussex at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. The youngster shared a 423-run partnership with Jack Leaning and helped his team amass 530, a total which their opponent couldn’t overhaul even in two attempts. Kent won the game by an innings and 25 runs.
However, Cox also ended up breaching the COVID-19 and has been sent in quarantine. The Young Turk was seen, posing for a photograph along with the fans. Therefore, he is isolating and would be allowed to join after testing negative for the ungodly coronavirus.
“It is unfortunate for Jordan that on the back of an outstanding performance, our team medical protocols were breached. We take these protocols very seriously and Jordan has no choice but to go into self-isolation,” Paul Downtown, Kent’s Director of Cricket, was quoted as saying in a statement, reported by Times Now.
Jordan Cox apologises
The Hampshire-born Cox also issued an apology after the mishap. “I am very sorry that this has happened. I fully understand the consequences, and I want to apologise to everyone. I’m gutted to be missing the next match and feel like I have let the team down,” Cox stated.
As far as the match goes, Cox came to the bat after Mitchell Claydon got rid of Daniel Bell-Drummond for 43. From thereon, Cox and Leaning made hay and tormented the Sussex bowling attack. The duo helped Kent amass a significant lead of 198 runs after the first innings.
Even as Cox remained not out on 238 with 27 fours and three sixes, Leaning stayed unbeaten on 220 off 308 with 29 fours. Sussex was bowled out for 173 in the second innings courtesy Darren Stevens’ five-wicket haul. For Kent, Harry Podmore also impressed, picking up seven wickets in the game.
In his career, Cox has played five first-class games and scored 353 runs at an average of 58.83. The right-hander also has played one List A and seven T20s, though he is yet to make a major impact in the formats. Kent’s upcoming match in the tournament is against Middlesex, starting Saturday, August 15 in Canterbury itself.