England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Sri Lanka and can self-isolate for 10 days, as will quick bowler Chris Woakes who was deemed a potential shut contact, England’s cricket board mentioned on Monday.
England is in Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series that begins on January 14, with each match’s being performed in Galle.
The squad was tested on arrival on the airport in Hambantota and Ali is more likely to miss the primary Test as Sri Lanka’s authorities protocols require the 33-year-old to quarantine for 10 days.
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“Chris Woakes has been deemed as a potential shut contact, and he’ll observe an interval of self-isolation and additional testing,” the ECB added.
“The touring social gathering can be PCR tested for a second time on Tuesday morning. At this stage, the workforce will practice for the primary time on Wednesday.”
The 2-match series in Sri Lanka is adopted by 4 Tests in India in February and March.