Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne has been forced to retire from a Glamorgan T20 Blast match against Middlesex after his compatriot Nick Selman tested positive for COVID-19.
Selman, who won youth representations for Queensland in both cricket and Australian rules, will have to spend 10 days in isolation, Glamorgan said.
“Batsman Nick Selman showed a positive coronavirus test after the PCR test results. He will now spend 10 days in self-isolation,” Glamorgan said in a statement.
“The club also identified Labushan and Michael Nesser as potential close contacts and took precautions to remove them from the lineup on the day of the match.”
“All other team members, coaches and staff returned negative results …”
Labuschagne is Glamorgan’s top scorer, but Neser is yet to play in the competition, with the club choosing Colin Ingram for his second place abroad so far.
With a busy schedule, the Australian duo could miss more T20 matches, something that will prevent Labushan’s candidacy for the T20 World Cup later this year.