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Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of England’s tour of Sri Lanka

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England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Sri Lanka and will self-isolate for 10 days, as will fast bowler Chris Woakes who was deemed a possible close contact, England’s cricket board said on Monday.

England are in Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series that begins on January 14, with both matches being played in Galle.

The squad was tested on arrival at the airport in Hambantota and Ali is likely to miss the first Test as Sri Lanka’s government protocols require the 33-year-old to quarantine for 10 days.

“Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and he will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing,” the ECB added.

“The touring party will be PCR tested for a second time on Tuesday morning. At this stage, the team will train for the first time on Wednesday.”

The two-match series in Sri Lanka is followed by four Tests in India in February and March. (Indian Express)

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  • Broad Caster Monday, 04 January 2021 08:09 PM

    "The 33-year-old, who tested negative before departure, will now isolate for 10 days in accordance with the Sri Lanka government's quarantine protocol...BBC".. I doubted that he became positive coz being "Moeen Ali" and would have been negative if he is Morning Li...

    Sherlock Holmans Monday, 04 January 2021 08:35 PM

    Novel variant corona?

    Sisira Monday, 04 January 2021 08:43 PM

    Who allowed this match to go ahead ? Idiots running the show.

    G abe Monday, 04 January 2021 09:59 PM

    So now the new variant of covid is in our country? All for cricket right Imbeciles

    Edwin Ramanadan Tuesday, 05 January 2021 03:29 PM

    ECB Please conduct your own test... this place is a joke everyone has a motive here, and morals.


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