Thursday’s blast match against Langkawi continues despite the setbacks
Durham’s T20 Blast game against Lancashire will continue on Thursday evening, despite the fact that “some” of his team is isolated, after a member of the club’s support staff for Covid-19 tested positive.
“Durham Cricket can confirm that one of our support staff members tested positive for Covid-19,” the club said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
“As a precaution and in accordance with the instructions of the government, a number of members of our game team and support team are undergoing a period of self-harm. The club will seriously follow all the instructions of the government and the European Central Bank to ensure security. “Guarantee our staff and spectators.”
The club later tweeted that Thursday’s game – which airs on Sky Sports – will resume at 7pm on schedule.
Durham is not the first club to leave the game due to its isolation. The Yorkshire Blast campaign last year went awry after their captain, David Willy, tested positive, forcing the first three players to retire, while Northamptonshire and Hampshire were both in similar situations last summer.
Matt Roller is Assistant Editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ mroller98