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Sam Curran tests negative for Covid-19

by Josef Rindl 2 minute read

England all-rounder Sam Curran has tested negative for COVID-19, the ECB has announced.

Curran, who has played a total of 17 Test matches for England, fell ill overnight after the first day of England’s intra-squad match at the Ageas Bowl with sickness and diarrhoea and was subsequently tested for COVID-19.

“The Surrey all-rounder, who had a sickness bug has recovered and is currently missing the intra-group three-day match, which ends today, has been self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl,” the ECB said in a statement.

England will take on West Indies behind closed doors next Wednesday at the same venue in the first Test of a three-match series.

“He will now return to training over the next 24-48 hours and will be closely monitored by the team doctor,” the ECB added. “Curran will receive a further COVID-19 test on Sunday with the rest of the playing and management group.”

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