Australia and Middlesex batsman Peter Handscomb tested positive for COVID-19
and was forced to miss his county match against Leicestershire.
according to a report in The West Australian. The 30-year-old has been leading
Middlesex this year but now has been forced out of the Championship group 2 game
after testing positive
NSL Learnt “Irishman Tim Murtagh stepped up to fill in for Handscomb as skipper
as Middlesex ended day one of the clash with Leicestershire at 3-280,”
Peter Handscomb is going through a poor run of form as he failed to cross the
50-run mark in 13 innings for Middlesex.
He has fallen out of the radar of the national selectors and last played a Test against
India in Sydney in January 2019.
His last T20I was also against India at Bengaluru in February 2019.
His last international match was an ODI against England at Birmingham in July,
“In collaboration with Public Health England and the England & Wales Cricket Board,
the player impacted will now observe a period of self-isolation, beginning from 10
July, following UK Government’s protocol on quarantining.
“The remaining members of Kent Spitfires’ Vitality Blast squad that played on Friday
night (July 9) at the Kia Oval have been deemed close contacts and are therefore also
required to self-isolate for ten days,” the statement said.