Cricket-England head coach Silverwood tests positive for COVID-19

– England head coach Chris Silverwood has examined sure for COVID-19 whilst isolating in Melbourne, the rustic’s cricket board (ECB) said on Sunday.

Silverwood used to be already as a result of miss the fourth Ashes take a look at starting in Sydney on Wednesday, having entered isolation last Thursday after a family member examined sure for the virus.

Assistant coach Graham Thorpe will lead England in Silverwood’s absence. Australia have already retained the Ashes, best the five-test collection 3-ZERO with matches to play.

“England males’s head coach Chris Silverwood has tested sure for COVID-19,” the ECB said in an announcement.

“he’ll remain in isolation till January EIGHT. Silverwood is asymptomatic and is fully vaccinated.

“he’s anticipated to go back to the england birthday celebration in Hobart sooner than the 5th Ashes check.”

England’s enhance staff have been depleted due to COVID-19 cases, with pace bowling instruct Jon Lewis, spin mentor Jeetan Patel and fitness show Darren Veness all in isolation in Melbourne.

Australia batsman Travis Head will pass over additionally the Sydney take a look at after checking out certain for COVID-19.

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