Kane Richardson has been cleared of the coronavirus. © AFP
Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson has been cleared of the coronavirus and rejoined his teammates at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Richardson, who returned from South Africa with the ODI squad this week, was isolated and tested as a precaution after developing a mild sore throat. The Cricket Australia website said Richardson has been cleared of coronavirus after he returned a negative result to COVID-19 testing.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 13, 2020
Kane Richardson has tested negative for COVID-19 and is back at the SCG pic.twitter.com/NlIwMw0Urv
— ICC (@ICC) March 13, 2020
He was released from his hotel room quarantine to travel to the SCG to join the rest of the squad for the opening ODI against New Zealand.
Fans have been barred from the game in Sydney to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has shut down a swathe of sporting events including this week’s Australian Grand Prix.