New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was reportedly put under 24-hour long isolation after the player complained of sore throat following the completion 1st ODI between Australia and New Zealand.
“In accordance with recommended health protocols, Lockie Ferguson has been placed in isolation at the team hotel for the next 24hrs after reporting a sore throat at the end of the first ODI," the New Zealand Cricket Board told the media.
The game was played behind closed doors amid the rapid spread scare of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The move was taken to as a precautionary measure for both the players and the spectators. Following the complaints of sore throat, the player was additionally tested for COVID-19.
“Once the Test results are received and diagnosed, his return to the team can be determined,” the New Zealand Cricket Board further said.
Previously, Australia bowler Kane Richardson was tested for Coronavirus. However, the results came as negative for the player.