Raheem Sterling hit with Covid-19 scare after partying with Usain Bolt

first_imgRaheem Sterling is at the centre of a coronavirus scare after partying with Usain Bolt — just before the sprinter allegedly tested positive. Manchester City star Sterling, 25 — due to be named today in the England squad to face Iceland on September 5 — was pictured at Bolt’s 34th birthday celebrations in Jamaica on Friday. A Jamaica radio station claimed today that Olympic legend Bolt had tested positive for Covid-19. Hours later he posted a video on social media to say he was self-isolating after taking a test, although he did not confirm the positive result. A source close to Sterling said: “Raheem feels fine and is showing no Covid-19 symptoms. “But he’s in close contact with medical experts from both Manchester City and England.” The virus scare is a nightmare for England manager Gareth Southgate. He will today name forward Sterling in the squad for the Nations League game in Iceland — and a second in Denmark three days later. But Sterling will have to pass a Covid-19 test before he is allowed to join up with the other players. The 25-man squad is due to meet up from Sunday before going into a protective “bubble” for the games. A source said: “It’s a real headache for Gareth. Raheem’s a key player but he’s now relying on medical experts to ensure there’s a safe way for him to join the squad. “He’ll be tested as quickly as possible but everyone knows it can take 14 days for symptoms to develop. The squad meets up in less than a week.” Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Can You Imagine Quitting A Role Because Of Dislike For W. Smith?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Loading… center_img Sterling, who was born in Jamaica, flew out to his home thereafter City lost the Champions League quarter-final. He spends each summer on the island seeing friends and family. read also:Man City in talks with Raheem Sterling over mega new contract Bolt was given the surprise birthday party by his girlfriend, model Kasi Bennett. Other famous guests included Bayer Leverkusen attacker Leon Bailey, 23, and West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle, 40. Bolt is seen singing along to Adele tunes and dancing enthusiastically next to guests. Sterling, in T-shirt and shorts, is seen clutching a bottle as he is embraced by one partygoer. Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt today said he was self-isolating after taking a test because he had to go abroad. He added: “I saw that social media saying I’m confirmed to have Covid-19. “I did a test on Saturday. I’m trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and stay here. “I’m having no symptoms so I’m going to quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol.” Jamaica has had 1,529 coronavirus cases and 16 deaths. But after just 174 cases in July, there have been 267 in the past four days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Johnson Charles is ready for CPL17 Cricket Tournament

first_imgThe St Lucia Stars had the most successful cricket season last year. Much of that success was as a result of Johnson Charles’s impressive season with the bat.Definitely excited“2016 was a big year and 2017 is definitely going to have more hype and I am looking forward to doing my thing. I am definitely excited and you know the excitement is immeasurable.” Johnson said as we count down the days to the opening match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground,” Charles said.When asked about what is required for the Stars to go all the way this year Charles was confident. “All we have to do now is maintain and improve on our performances. It is going to take a lot of work because all teams are coming after us. It is a hard competition. So, we just have to maintain and give our all.”Confident in his teamCharles is full of belief in his team and his own abilities. “Last year I was number two in the run scoring charts. So, this year I am just looking to start at number two and get up there to number one. It will take a lot of hard work because every batsman is coming out there to perform and get the most runs.”Speaking about the development Hero CPL and the changes players faced in the opening years, Charles said: “When we started in the first year you could have seen that guys were not really into T20 and did not really know much about the game, but as it progressed you could see everybody getting a lot better in their games and game planning.Hero CPL pushed career“Hero CPL has pushed my T20 career forward in that it has exposed me to more of the world stage and it has definitely marketed my name. It has helped me a lot and I am hoping to use this as far as possible.”last_img read more