Jordan Cox, an English county cricketer representing Kent, has been dropped from the facet’s subsequent first-class match after he posed for a photograph with younger followers, breaching the Covid-19 well being security protocols.
The 19-year-old broke fairly just a few Kent information on Monday with an unbeaten innings of 237 in an unbroken 423-run partnership with Jack Leaning within the four-day match in opposition to Sussex within the Bob Willis Trophy.
However agreeing to a request for a photograph with some younger followers means he won’t be part of the group’s subsequent sport in opposition to Middlesex on Saturday.
He apologised for the indiscretion.
“I totally perceive the results, and I wish to apologise to everybody,” Cox mentioned in an announcement.
“I’m gutted to be lacking the following match and really feel like I’ve let the group down. I’m very sorry that this has occurred.” Cox will now need to self-isolate and should check unfavourable for COVID-19 earlier than he’s allowed to affix the squad once more.
Kent’s director of cricket Paul Downton mentioned Cox’s breach was “unlucky”.
“It’s unlucky for Jordan that on the again of an impressive efficiency, our group medical protocols have been breached.
“We take these protocols very severely and Jordan has no selection however to enter self-isolation,” Downton mentioned.
Kent received the match in opposition to Sussex and Cox hit 47 fours and three sixes throughout his 570-ball keep within the center.