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19-Year-Old Jordan Cox Scores 238*, Takes Photo With Fans, Gets Dropped for Breaching COVID Protocols

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Kent batsman Jordan Cox has been dropped from the club’s upcoming Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex for breaching the team's COVID-19 protocols on Monday.

Kent batsman Jordan Cox has been dropped from the club’s upcoming Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex for breaching the team's COVID-19 protocols on Monday.

Cox, 19, had scored an unbeaten 238 in Kent's match against Sussex at Canterbury, and later agreed to a request for a photograph with young fans outside the ground.

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Having 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.

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“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.

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“We take these protocols very seriously and Jordan has no choice but to go into self-isolation.”

England pacer Stuart Broad had recently called him an exciting prospect.

Recently, England pacer Jofra Archer was dropped from the second Test against West Indies for breaching COVID-19 protocols ahead of the game. The pacer had left England's bio-secure bubble and had went home for a brief period, for which he was made to miss the match and also fined.