Six cricket players from England’s Surrey County club isolated themselves after reporting symptoms of COVID-19, cricket Surrey said in a statement.
Surrey cricket did not disclose the names of the affected players and also clarified that not all six players reported symptoms but they were isolated themselves as a precaution. The rest of the team will continue training at The Kia Oval.
While not all six people report symptoms, proximity means they are all guided at home this week. Six players will not be named at this time, Mr. Sur Surrey said in a statement.
However, the remaining team members will continue to train at the gym, marquee and Ken Barrington Center at Oval.
Meanwhile, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope returning from Sri Lanka will soon join the squad. Jason Roy, who returned to England after playing Pakistan Super League (PSL) will also join the squad to train from next week.
BCCI extends the effects of coronavirus beyond the scope
The Cricket Control Commission in India has announced the closure of its office for the week to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. BCCI employees have been advised to work from home until Friday. The office will then remain closed for the next two days.
In an internal circular today (Monday), the board asked its employees to work from home for the next few days as a precaution against coronavirus, which around the world infected about 1.75 thousand and claimed over 6,600 lives.
Maintaining the current scenario, the board of directors issued a notice to all employees that they should work from home. Unless it is absolutely necessary, they should work from home for the next four days, otherwise Sport Sport quoted a top BCCI official.
India has so far reported 114 positive cases with the number of deaths increasing by two. In keeping with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, BCCI canceled the India-South Africa series of ODI and suspended the Indian Premier League until April 15.
This decision is also affected by the Maharashtra State Government order that no private office works more than 50% attending, and the work from home selection is also mandatory. We will monitor the situation in the next few days and then decide on future action. It is not such a closure, but just a precaution, BCCI officials said.
Perhaps under orders of the State Government, the Mumbai Cricket Association also decided to close the office until Saturday. The circular on this effect was issued from the MCA CS Naik executive office, the office.