T20 Blast: England international David Willey ruled out of competition after testing positive for Covid-19

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Sep 17, 7:26 AM

David Willey representing England/ Courtesy- England Cricket
David Willey representing England/ Courtesy- England Cricket

Yorkshire captain and England all-rounder David-Willey tested positive for covid-19 and sent the warning bell ringing amid his club mates as three others along with him, have now been barred from taking any further part in the Vitality T20 Blast this season.

Willey tweeted to thank all his fans and fellows for their supportive messages as he made the news official by quoting his club’s Tweet mentioning his positive result.

“Thank you for all the kind messages. My wife and I received positive Covid test results. Gutted to be missing the remaining games. Even more devastated that having been in contact with the other three lads Sat morning (before we had symptoms) means they’re at risk and unavailable too,” Willey wrote on Twitter.

This has dealt a huge blow to the hopes of Yorkshire as not only the captain but Vice-captain Tom Kohler-Cadmore along with bowling options Josh Poysden and Matthew Fisher. Since they had spent time with the England all-rounder last weekend, they too cannot take any further part in the competition. Yorkshire tweeted to confirm the same.

“YCCC can confirm that Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and David Willey will be unavailable for the remaining Vitality Blast group matches after a positive COVID test was received #OneRose,” the northern county had written. 

Yorkshire are currently languishing at the fifth place out of the six teams in the North Group, after losing to Durham yesterday.

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