Derbyshire match vs Essex abandoned after player tests positive for Covid

A county match between Derbyshire and Essex at Derby was abandoned on Monday after a member of the former team tested positive for Covid-19.

The player’s identity from Derbyshire hasn’t been revealed but it has been said that he was now self-isolating.

Meanwhile, the other team members are in self-isolation after being in close contact with the player.

With not enough players left to field a new team, the umpires took the decision to abandon the game.

“As a Club, we have operated a robust testing regime among all staff throughout the return to cricket and have clear safety regulations in place for supporters. This isolated incident highlights the fact that sport is not exempt from the pandemic, and I’d like to thank the Club’s medical and venue staff, as well as Public Health Derby and the ECB for their immediate response in safely handling the matter,” Derbyshire CEO Ryan Duckett said in a statement.

“It is of course a great disappointment to see the abandonment of a fixture, but the safety of all players, staff and supporters must always come first and the Club is grateful for the understanding of supporters,” he added.

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