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Peter Handscomb tests positive for COVID-19 while playing County Championship



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Former Australia batsman Peter Handscomb has tested positive for Covid-19, while playing in England for a county stint.

The 30-year-old has been leading Middlesex this season but was forced out of their Championship Group game on Sunday after getting the test result.

Ireland player Tim Murtagh filled in as skipper for Handscomb, as Middlesex ended day one of the clash against Leicestershire at 280/3. Handscomb had last played for the Aussies in 2019, and till now has played in all three formats.

The batter was forced to leave the County as he was failing to score runs. Handscomb has just 227 runs in seven games this season, with a poor average of 17.46. It was reported that he was planning to make a comeback in the next Ashes series.

Meanwhile, England is hit with another wave of the virus and another county saw a positive case in their side. English County side Kent were on Sunday hit by Covid-19 with one of their players testing positive for the virus