The Hundred: Covid-19 hits Northern Superchargers women player, two more under isolation

The
Superchargers
released
a
statement
confirming
the
development
ahead
of
their
match
against
Manchester
Originals.

“One
Northern
Superchargers
Women’s
player
has
tested
positive
for
COVID-19
and
will
be
unavailable
for
today’s
fixture
against
Manchester
Originals
at
Emerald
Headingley
as
we
wait
for
the
results
of
a
PCR
test.
Two
other
members
of
the
squad
are
isolating
as
a
precaution
and
will
therefore
miss
today’s
game.
All
other
members
of
the
squad
remain
unaffected,”
a
statement
read.

Earlier,
two
men’s
of
the
Superchargers
had
also
tested
positive.
They
were
asked
to
be
in
isolation
and
had
missed
the
game
against
the
Manchester
Originals.

The
ESPNCricinfo
quoted
a
team
spokesperson
saying
that
the
two
players
will
miss
the
Superchargers
final
group
fixture
against
Birmingham
Phoenix
on
August
17.

The
sport
cricket
had
stepped
into
an
unchartered
territory
on
July
21
when
the
inaugural
The
Hundred,
a
novel
concept
rolled
out
by
England
and
Wales
Cricket
Board,
kick
started
at
the
Oval.
The
first
match
of
the
tournament
was
between
the
Oval
Invincibles
and
the
Manchester
Originals.

Oval
Invincibles,
Manchester
Originals,
Northern
Superchargers,
Birmingham
Phoenix,
Trent
Rockets,
Welsh
Fire,
London
Spirit,
Southern
Brave
are
the
eight
teams
competing
in
the
Hundred.

Most
of
the
major
England
white
ball
players
are
appearing
in
the
tournament
including
ODI
and
T20
captain
Eoin
Morgan.
Some
of
the
prominent
Indian
women
players
like
Jemimah
Rodrigues,
Smriti
Mandhana,
Shafali
Verma
and
Harmanpreet
Kaur
too
are
playing
in
the
Hundred.

Both
Smriti
and
Jemimah
have
been
in
impressive
form
in
the
Hundred
notching
up
a
couple
of
fifties
to
guide
the
team
to
victory.



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