Jordan Cox: Kent batsman to miss Middlesex fixture after Covid-19 breach

Jack Leaning and Jordan Cox
Jordan Cox's 423-run partnership with Jack Leaning (left) was the biggest in Kent's 156 years in first-class cricket

Kent batsman Jordan Cox has apologised after a breach of the club's Covid-19 protocols ruled him out of their Bob Willis Trophy fixture with Middlesex.

But after the win he agreed to pose for a photograph with young fans, breaching social distancing rules in the process.

"I fully understand the consequences, and I want to apologise to everyone," said Cox who must now self-isolate.

"I'm gutted to be missing the next match and feel like I have let the team down.

"I am very sorry that this has happened."

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said Cox's breach was "unfortunate" and said the player had "no choice but to go into self-isolation."

Cox hit 27 fours and three sixes in his 345-ball innings against Sussex.

Kent's next South Group fixture against Middlesex begins on Saturday.

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