A member of England county side Kent has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the rest of the team to go into a period of isolation. The situation forced Kent's management to announce a fresh squad led by Heino Kuhn for the County Championship game against Sussex today and the T20 Blast games against Middlesex and Sussex.
The club revealed via a media release that the positive case was detected following a PCR test administered on Saturday.
"With the emergence of the Delta variant and recent release in lock down restrictions, the Club has been conscious of the increased possibility of an outbreak," Kent CEO Simon Storey said.
"Overnight, the Club has worked swiftly to identify a replacement squad that will be ready to take on Sussex in the much-anticipated Canterbury Cricket Week, and will also be preparing for the final two matches of the group stages of the Vitality Blast, with a quarter-final berth already secured."
Its the second instance of Covid wave in England cricket after the national squad for the Pakistan series went under isolation after seven members tested positive, forcing the England and Wales Board to announce and entirely new squad led by Ben Stokes.