SAM CURRAN is waiting for the results of a coronavirus test in self-isolation ahead of English cricket’s return.
The all-rounder batted in an intra-squad friendly at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday and made 15 not out but experienced sickness and diarrhoea overnight.
And he is now in lockdown in his hotel room in line with the strict protocols in place.
And England and Wales Cricket Board statement read: “Sam Curran has had sickness and diarrhoea overnight.
“He is feeling better this afternoon, and has been self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl.
“He will play no further part in the practice match. He has been monitored by the team doctor throughout and was tested for Covid-19 earlier today.”
England are playing in preparation for West Indies’ visit in the first international cricketing action since the coronavirus pandemic.
The ECB’s first set of reported results saw no positive results out of 702 tests.
Huge precautions are being taken to create ‘bio-secure’ environments and protect the safety of both sets of players.
Ben Stokes will fill in for expectant dad Joe Root as skipper or the First Test against West Indies, which gets going on July 8.
The superstar all-rounder will insist on taking the field with his ten first-choice team-mates despite being a stand-in leader.