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Coronavirus: Australia paceman Kane Richardson tested for COVID-19, out of ODI

  • After reporting a sore throat, Australia paceman Kane Richardson was tested for coronavirus.
Modified 13 Mar 2020, 15:41 IST

Australia paceman Kane Richardson
Australia paceman Kane Richardson

Australia paceman Kane Richardson has been tested for coronavirus and will miss the opening ODI against New Zealand on Friday.

Richardson reported a mild sore throat on Thursday and is being quarantined as he awaits the results of his coronavirus test.

The 29-year-old was part of the Australia limited-overs squads that played in South Africa in February and March.

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"Our medical staff are treating this as a typical throat infection but we are following Australian Government protocols that require us to keep Kane away from other members of the squad and perform the appropriate tests given he has returned from international travel in the last 14 days," a Cricket Australia spokesperson said, via

"Once we receive the results of the tests and Kane recovers in the next few days we expect he will re-join the team.

"We will not be making further comment until something changes."

Sean Abbott has joined the Australia squad as cover.

The three-match ODI series, which begins in Sydney on Friday, will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.

Published 13 Mar 2020, 08:34 IST
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