England coach Chris Silverwood has tested positive for COVID-19.
A member of Silverwood’s family was found to have tested positive for COVID-19 and he has been in isolation. As fast bowling coach Jon Lewis, spin mentor Gitan Patel and strength and fitness expert Darren Vines all tested positive, only assistant coach Graham Thorpe will participate in Sydney as a support staff The fourth test.
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“Silverwood has been quarantined in Melbourne since December 30 because one of his family members tested positive. He will be quarantined until January 8. Silverwood has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated. He is expected to be in the first Return to the England party in Hobart before five ashes tests,” the European Central Bank said in a statement, according to a news report Sky Sports.
On Sunday, a bowler in England also tested positive.
The fourth ashes test started on January 5.