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England’s Sam Curran cleared of Covid-19

By AAP Newswire

England allrounder Sam Curran has tested negative for Covid-19, easing concerns the virus had infiltrated England's 'bio-secure' venue at Southampton's Ageas Bowl.

Curran felt unwell on Wednesday night after batting on the first evening of England's intra-squad warm-up and was instructed to self-isolate in his room at the on-site hotel.

He was assessed by medical staff and received a new test, having already passed three since arriving in the England 'bubble'. He has now been given the all-clear again and will rejoin the group in nets over the weekend.

A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board read: "England's Sam Curran has tested negative following his Covid-19 test from yesterday.

"The Surrey all-rounder, who had a sickness bug has recovered and is currently missing the intra-group three-day match, which ends today, has been self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl.

"He will now return to training over the next 24-48 hours and will be closely monitored by the team doctor. Curran will receive a further Covid-19 test on Sunday with the rest of the playing and management group."