England all-rounder David Willey tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. Willey informed about his situation via a tweet. Willey was tested positive for Covid-19 after representing his county club Yorkshire in two matches. He will self-isolating and will remain under medical attention of his team staffs.
The county club also announced that apart from David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and Matthew Fisher would miss their remaining Vitality Blast group games after one of them had tested positive. Willey, on twitter, thanked his fans for the messages and said that his wife is also tested positive for the deadly virus.
“Thank you for all the kind messages,” Willey tweeted.
Kunwar Bansil, Yorkshire’s lead physiotherapist said: “My wife and I received positive Covid test results. Gutted to be missing the remaining games. Even more devastated that having been in contact with the other three lads Sat morning (before we had symptoms) means they’re at risk and unavailable too.”
“Although it is disappointing that we will be without four key players, we have a duty of care to the wider squad and others.
“The health and well-being of the players and support staff is the club’s primary responsibility, as well as protecting the opposition, the integrity of the competition and playing our part in keeping the wider community safe.”
All the players will self-isolate for 14 days, as per Covid-19 guidelines, and will miss the final three group-stage games. They would be available for the quarter-finals on October 1 if Yorkshire can reach the knockouts without them, according to a report in espncricinfo.
Thank you for all the kind messages. My wife & I received positive COVID test results. Gutted to be missing the remaining games. Even more devastated that having been in contact with the other 3 lads Sat morning (before we had symptoms) means they’re at risk & unavailable too. https://t.co/mP1pZAiX1C
— David Willey (@david_willey) September 16, 2020