Two Lightning players are currently in a mandatory two-week isolation period, after breaching COVID regulations, CRICKETher has learned.
The pair – who were unavailable for selection in yesterday’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy fixture against Northern Diamonds – were found to be in breach of the UK government’s Stage Three guidelines relating to elite sport.
The ECB have confirmed that the players are now “self-isolating for a two week period following Public Health England advice”.
They will miss the next two rounds of Trophy fixtures before they can join back up with the rest of the Lightning squad.
The Stage Three guidelines, which all players were informed of before the competition got underway, have to be strictly enforced to ensure that the health of all players and officials is not put at risk.