Ali enters a 10-day quarantine period and seems certain to miss the first test
Moen Ali Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, the Covid-19 test was positive.
The British Touring Party landed in Sri Lanka on Sunday, January 3rd, prior to two test series and was tested on arrival. The ECB initially reported that all results were negative, but now it is clear that ants’ results are positive. The ECB confirmed that the results were not false positives, but he is understood to be asymptomatic at this stage.
He is required to undergo 10 days of self-quarantine in accordance with the Sri Lankan government’s quarantine protocol. England is currently in Hambantota but will move to the goal on January 10th prior to the first test. Ali will be driven to a new accommodation in Goal on Tuesday, January 5th, a private hotel not used by other members of the team.
An ECB spokesman said it was “too early to see” if Ali could play in the first test starting January 14, but his self-quarantine ended the day before and he said it. I’m sure you’ll miss it. He was England’s tallest wickettaker (with Jack Reacher) on his last test tour in 2018.
Chris Walks After being considered close contact, he entered self-quarantine. According to an ECB statement, Walks “observes a period of self-quarantine and further testing.” The quarantine period is understood to last 7 days from the date of the positive test on Sunday.
England was planning to start training after repeating the morning tests on Tuesday afternoon, but instead will be training for the first time on Wednesday. More tests will be held on Tuesday and Thursday.
The news arrives three days after England captain Joe Root said: A positive test does not always put an end to the tourInstead, the team suggests that “it needs to be managed as follows:” [well] The last two UK overseas tours (Sri Lanka in March 2020 and South Africa in December 2020) were canceled early due to concerns about the virus.
“They are decisions that must be made by medical staff and those who are entrusted with those decisions. Even if men have the opportunity to opt out if they feel unsafe, I don’t think it’s a player’s decision. “Route said.
Moeen, along with Dom Bess and Leach, was one of the three frontline spinners on the main test team. However, there are three waiting players: Mason Crane, Matt Parkinson, and Amar Bildi. England has included three spinners in the 2018 winning team.
From a personal point of view, the timing is far from ideal. This tour is seen as a crossroads for Moeen and has the opportunity to reestablish itself in the longest form, and if he fails to do so, England could move from him. There is. He hasn’t played the test since August 2019.
Moen’s cousin, former England swing bowler Kabir Ali, was also diagnosed with Covid a few weeks ago, forcing him to escape stint coaching at the LPL. After that, he recovered completely.
At this stage, it is not clear which strain Moeen has the virus. The UK has recently been hit by a new strain that is understood to be up to 70% more prevalent than previous versions, with more than 50,000 positive cases per day for most of last week.
If this turns out to be a new stock, there is no doubt that for some reason the wisdom of people traveling from the UK will be questioned. It can affect not only this tour, but also the planning of subsequent tours to India.
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