England allrounder Sam Curran is self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton after feeling sick on Wednesday night. The left-arm pacer is also awaiting the results of a coronavirus test after sickness forced him out of the ongoing intra-squad warm-up match ahead of England’s Test series against the West Indies.
Sam Curran made an unbeaten 15 on the first evening of England’s intra-squad warm-up match, but took no part in the game after suffering from “sickness and diarrhoea overnight”, according to an ECB statement.
The statement further stated that the allrounder felt better on Thursday afternoon, but confirmed that he would play no further part in the ongoing warm-up match. He was tested for Covid-19 earlier today and is being monitored by team doctor.
“He (Curran) has been monitored by the team doctor throughout and was tested for COVID-19 earlier today,” ECB revealed.
England have been at the Ageas Bowl since June 23, with a 30-member training group, in preparation for the Test series which will be played in a bio-secure environment. The first Test is set to begin on July 8 at the same venue. Before the camp started, the ECB had mentioned that more than 700 COVID-19 tests were carried out with all results being negative.
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated series will also mark the return of international cricket after the pandemic brought a halt to action all around the world in March. Following the series against West Indies, England will lock horns against Pakistan next month. Pakistan are scheduled to play three Tests and as many T20Is in England. The team has already landed in England.