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Cricket news - Yorkshire remove four players from squad following Covid-19 concerns

David Willey (c) is among four players out of Yorkshire's T20 Blast team.

David Willey (c) is among four players out of Yorkshire's T20 Blast team.

Yorkshire have suffered a massive blow ahead of their T20 Blast encounter against Durham in Headingley with four of their players removed from the squad following Covid-19 concerns.

Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and David Willey will be unavailable for the remaining group games in the competition after one of them was tested positive for Covid-19.

"The four players were deemed to be in close contact on Saturday separate to the squad and away from a COVID secure environment," a statement from Yorkshire read. As per the Covid guidelines, all four of them will now have to self-isolate for 14 days.

"Although it is disappointing that we will be without four key players, we have a duty of care to the wider squad and others," Kunwar Bansil, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club's Lead Physiotherapist said.

"The health and well-being of the players and support staff is the Club's primary responsibility, as well as protecting the opposition, the integrity of the competition and playing our part in keeping the wider community safe."

In the T20 competition this year, Yorkshire have so far won two games, while losing three with the other two games getting washed out. Following their clash against Durham on Wednesday, Yorkshire will face Lancashire and Derbyshire in the remaining group fixtures.

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