England go coronavirus exams in Sri Lanka after Moeen blow

The England cricket group all handed coronavirus exams after all-rounder Moeen Ali was discovered to have Covid-19 and have been cleared to begin restricted coaching in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, a spokesman mentioned.

Moeen was discovered to have the coronavirus shortly after the squad arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday and has been put in isolation in a resort away from the opposite gamers.

The end result was an early blow to preparations for the 2 Exams in Sri Lanka that begin in Galle on January 14. However the plans within the safe bubble in Hambantota within the south of the island are actually largely again on monitor.

“Excellent news from the camp all PCR exams from yesterday are detrimental aside from Moeen Ali, and we are able to begin managed coaching this afternoon,” mentioned an England spokesman.

Chris Woakes, who had been a detailed contact of Moeen, examined detrimental however will proceed to isolate in his room. The vacationers should endure a 3rd check on Thursday.

Sri Lanka have simply completed a tour in South Africa the place they misplaced two Exams and are as a result of return dwelling on Friday. They can even have to enter a biosecure bubble.

Joe Root and his gamers arrived on a constitution flight as practically all worldwide flights to Sri Lanka are banned and flights from Britain have been halted following the invention of a brand new, extra infectious coronavirus pressure.

The 18-man England squad, with seven reserves, are resuming a Sri Lanka tour halted by the pandemic in March. England’s tour of South Africa was additionally minimize quick final month over coronavirus fears.

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