Former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm revealed his dismay at being unable to visit his father, who died in hospital aged 75 earlier this month.

Malcolm's father Albert lived in a care home but was admitted to hospital on March 29 with a bladder infection before testing positive for the coronavirus four days later.

He died on April 4, and Malcolm told BBC Radio 5 Live: "It's so difficult when a loved one is admitted to hospital and you are told you can't visit, you can't be there for them. Later on when I got the call to say he had passed, it was a very, very weird feeling. Until you get the death certificate and the reality sinks in, it feels like you're having a dream and you'll be out of it in a minute. I'm trying to come to terms with it but it's going to be really difficult."

Malcolm, who took 128 wickets for England in 40 Tests between 1989 and 1997, added: "We have a date for the funeral but the process is so different now to going through a bereavement in the past. There are only five people plus the vicar allowed at the graveside. We're hoping in the future we can possibly do a proper service."