SL vs ENG Test series: Moeen Ali tested negative for COVID-19: The England squad in Sri Lanka barring Moeen Ali have tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka starting Jan Mary 14, England and Wales Board (ECB) announced.
Moeen had tested positive on Monday upon arrival in the island country and has been put in quarantine for 10 days, in team hotel in Hambantota.
Pacer Chris Woakes, who has apparently been in close contact with the English all-rounder, was also tested negative but is in self-isolation as precaution.
“All PCR tests from yesterday are negative, except for Moeen Ali, and we can start controlled training this afternoon. We’ll have a third COVID test tomorrow,” an ECB spokesman said.
England’s training session on Wednesday will be their first since arriving in Sri Lanka.
Both of England’s tests will be played in Galle. Their series in Sri Lanka will be followed by four tests in India in February and March.