HAMBANTOTA: After the team’s arrival on the island, England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka, the country’s cricket board said on Monday.
“In accordance with the quarantine protocol of the Sri Lankan government, Moeen will now observe a period of 10 days of self-isolation,” the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement. “[All-rounder] Chris Woakes has been considered a possible close contact, and a period of self-isolation and further testing will be observed.”
Moeen, alongside seven extra backup players, is part of an 18-man England team.
On Tuesday morning, the rest of the players will be checked for a second time, and the team will practise on Wednesday for the first time, the statement said.