With no determined list of players self-isolating, the Surrey board announced that 6 cricketers will not join the training camps as a precautionary measure related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The statement came from Surrey Cricket on Monday (March 16).
“While not all six have reported symptoms, close proximity means that they have all been instructed to stay at home this week. The six players will not be named at this point. The rest of the squad will continue to train in the marquee, gym, and Ken Barrington Centre at The Kia Oval,” Surrey said in a statement.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Surrey had recently canceled their pre-season trip to Dubai. The team will continue to prepare for their pre-season fixtures – including the match against Sussex which is scheduled to start on April 2.
Meanwhile, the international players are set to rejoin the team for training next week. Sam Curran, Ben Foakes and Ollie Pope have returned from Sri Lanka following the postponement of the two-Test series while Jason Roy is returning from his stint in the PSL.