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Coronavirus Kent: Kent Cricket cut short pre-season tour of South Africa

Kent Cricket has cut short their pre-season tour of South Africa.

The new season is due to get under way next month and Kent have been preparing in warmer climes.

Kent's St Lawrence ground. Picture: Ady Kerry
Kent's St Lawrence ground. Picture: Ady Kerry

However, they have now taken the decision to bring the players back to England - in line with England's tour to Sri Lanka which was also cut short.

A club statement said: "The health and safety of our staff, players, coaches, members and visitors remains our top priority.

"In light of this, the decision has been made to return all Kent Cricket personnel to the UK from their pre-season tour of South Africa this weekend.

"This is the right decision for our players and support staff as the club exercises its duty of care over its staff."

In addition, Kent said: "Visitors to the club are reminded of NHS England’s current guidelines to avoid close contact by staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people if they have had contact with those returning from high-risk areas, or if they experience symptoms themselves."

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