Kent’s Jordan Cox has been excluded from the Club’s next Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex starting on Saturday 15 August following a breach of the team’s COVID-19 protocols yesterday evening, after leaving the ground.
Cox agreed to a request for a photograph to be taken with young fans which breached social distancing protocols.
He will now commence a period of self-isolation and will have to test negative before he is able to re-join the squad.
“I am very sorry that this has happened,” said Cox. “I fully understand the consequences, and I want to apologise to everyone.
“I’m gutted to be missing the next match and feel like I have let the team down.”
Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “It is unfortunate for Jordan that on the back of an outstanding performance, our team medical protocols were breached.
“We take these protocols very seriously and Jordan has no choice but to go into self-isolation.”