Kane Richardson Tests Negative For Coronavirus; Returns To The Team

Kane Richardson Tests Negative For Coronavirus; Returns To The Australian Team

Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson (Credits: Twitter)

Australian cricketer Kane Richardson has tested negative after he was tested for coronavirus on Friday (13th March). Earlier, the player was withdrawn from the first ODI of the ongoing ODI series between Australia and New Zealand because of the speculation of coronavirus.

Kane Richardson testing negative is a big relief for the cricket world. His illness had created big chaos among the fans. He was isolated and tested as a precaution after developing a mild sore throat. However, it’s a good piece of news that the pacer is not suffering the infectious disease.

Kane Richardson, coronavirus
Kane Richardson (Photo Credit: AP)

Meanwhile, because of COVID-19, the boards have planned to play the game in empty stadiums.

Australia vs New Zealand: First ODI played without spectators:

As the virus has spread worldwide, the fans were barred from attending the first ODI match between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney to curb the spreading of the virus.

In the 44,000 seated Sydney Cricket Ground, no spectators were there to watch their players. The fans’ absence was clearly seen in all the player’s body language. For instance, David Warner was not seen enjoying his half-century as he is famous for jumping after achieving a feat. Meanwhile, the host had set the target of 259 runs.

RCB bought Kane Richardson for IPL 2020

Kane Richardson will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming IPL edition. The speculation of his illness was also a threat to his IPL franchise who bought him in IPL 2020 auction, but now they might have relieved with the news of him being okay.

Kane Richardson, coronavirus
Kane Richardson (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

IPL Postponed Amid Coronavirus:

However, as the number of coronavirus cases in India are increasing, the BCCI has decided to postpone the IPL 2020 schedule. According to reports, the IPL might start from mid-April. If the league gets cancelled, BCCI will have to face a loss of 10,000 crores. So, it will be better for the board to delay the beginning of the IPL 2020.