England all-rounder Moeen Ali tests Covid-19 positive when he arrived in Sri Lanka.
On the 3rd of January, Sunday, the results were confirmed. Where Moeen Ali tests Covid-19 positive. They have to go as per the Bio-Secure Bubble policy in Sri Lanka. Due to which he will have to be in quarantine for ten days. Due to which he might be ruled out of the first test which will take place in Galle. Chris Woakes was found to be in close contact with him. So, he has been asked to isolate for seven days.
It is the first time that an England player tests positive after resuming cricket. They have done a lot of tests in the past. But, all of them were negative.
England tour of Sri Lanka in 2021: Fear for England
The tour can be in huge trouble if the other players get positive for the coronavirus. Because all the players were on the plane for eleven hours. From there, they have also traveled by bus to the hotel Hambantota. It might be possible that Moeen gets in contact with the other players as well. That is a big sign of worry.
The second test will confirm all of our doubts. Once the test results will be confirmed. Then, the players who tested negative can resume their training for the series.
England tour of Sri Lanka in 2021: Squad
England: Joe Root (C). Zak Crawley, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Sibley, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone, and Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Santhush Gunathilake, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, and Dilshan Madushanka.