Willey tested positive for Covid-19
Published: 05:38 PM, 17 September 2020 Updated: 06:22 PM, 17 September 2020
England all-rounder David Willey confirmed on Thursday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. He confirmed the matter himself by posting on Twitter.
County club Yorkshire said on Wednesday that one of the team's T20 captain David Wiley, Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Josh Poysden had contracted the coronavirus and would miss the rest of the Vitality Blast group stages.
Apart from Yorkshire skipper Willey, 3 other members of their first-choice XI were also ruled out of the remaining Vitality Blast fixtures as they had spent time with Willey.
“Thank you for all the kind messages. My wife & I received positive COVID test results. Gutted to be missing the remaining games. Even more devastated that having been in contact with the other 3 lads Sat morning (before we had symptoms) means they’re at risk & unavailable too,” Wiley tweeted.
Yorkshire will be stirred in empty of having experienced players as all the four players including the captain are going to be missed the next matches. With the exception of team captain Wiley, the other three cricketers are the top wicket-takers in Yorkshire.
Wiley has appeared 49 ODIs and 28 Twenty20 Internationals for England so far.