Trent Rocket’s Head Coach Andy Flower missed the Monday fixture against Northern Superchargers in the Men’s Hundred tournament post the Covid-19 outbreak. Andy Flower and two other staff members tested positive and the number could rise too.
Steven Mullaney, 34, and support staff were identified as close contacts of the positive members and they have been sent to isolation while Andy Flower and the two other staff members will be isolated for the next ten days. This was a big blow to Trent Rockets who had already missed the services of Stephen Fleming in the beginning amid Covid- travel restrictions.
Covid Outbreaks Continuously In International Cricket Circles
This is not the first Covid Outbreak this month, and we already saw the India- Sri Lanka ODI series being delayed due to Covid and also the West Indies – Australia ODI series rescheduling due to Covid outbreaks inside the dressing room. The protocols have been so strict that the player will have to isolate himself from the team for at least 10 days and the whole team will undergo new sets of tests.
Rishabh Pant and staff members of India tested positive in the UK and they missed out on the practice games. England fielded a second-string side in the ODI series against Pakistan with a Covid-19 outbreak inside the first string XI. However, England managed to whitewash the series and it showed the amount of depth they had in the squad.
Trent Rockets Wins A Close Encounter
Trent Rockets managed to get over the line against Northern Superchargers in the Monday fixture by just 2 wickets in a close-fought game. Northern Superchargers batted first and they were all out for just 132 in 99 deliveries. In reply, Joe Root’s men lost wickets at regular intervals and it looked like things were going out of hand for the Trent Rockets. Rashid Khan’s quickfire cameo and Alex Hales’s Unbeaten 40 meant that Trent Rocked sighed a big relief.
Joe Root will be looking to get himself ready for the test series against India as the sudden Covid outbreak inside his team could get him into isolation.