England cricket coach Chris Silverwood will likely be absent for the fourth Ashes Take a look at towards Australia after a COVID-19 outbreak within the England group’s camp grew to seven confirmed instances.
Silverwood must isolate following a optimistic check for the coronavirus amongst a member of the family of the touring occasion. There was no indication that Silverwood has the virus. He must isolate for 10 days — alongside along with his household — in Melbourne, the place the third Take a look at was performed. The fourth Take a look at begins in Sydney on January 5.
England misplaced the third Take a look at, and with it the sequence, as Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead within the five-match Ashes.
England stated the optimistic check for what it termed “one member of the family” occurred on Wednesday. An extra spherical of PCR checks will likely be administered on Thursday.
England’s touring occasion has recorded seven optimistic instances — three assist workers and 4 relations — since a PCR testing regime was carried out on Monday. The gamers are because of fly to Sydney on Friday forward of the fourth Take a look at.
Cricket Australia is assured the Sydney Take a look at can go forward as deliberate, regardless of rising case numbers within the metropolis and the outbreak in England’s camp. Each groups will fly to Sydney on a chartered flight on Friday morning, and have a complete resort advanced booked out for them within the metropolis’s jap suburbs to minimise danger of contracting the virus.
The fifth Take a look at is scheduled for Adelaide in mid-January.