MOEEN ALI has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and should quarantine for ten days in Sri Lanka.
And team-mate Chris Woakes, who shared a automotive with Moeen to Heathrow Airport earlier than the crew boarded their constitution flight, has additionally been informed to isolate for numerous days.
Moeen Ali has examined optimistic for COVID-19Credit score: AFP
It’s the worst-possible begin to England’s tour of Sri Lanka and India – which lasts a complete of just about three months.
England give up their one-day tour of South Africa final month when the gamers had been spooked by some optimistic Covid assessments at their resort.
However Check captain Joe Root insisted final week that optimistic assessments in Sri Lanka or India mustn’t imply the gamers flying dwelling.
An England assertion mentioned: “Following PCR assessments administered on arrival on the airport in Hambantota on Sunday, January 3, the England and Wales Cricket Board can verify that Moeen Ali has examined optimistic for Covid-19.
“ Ali will now observe a interval of ten days self-isolation, in accordance with the Sri Lanka Authorities’s protocol on quarantine.
“Chris Woakes has been deemed as a attainable shut contact and he’ll observe a interval of self-isolation and additional testing.
“The touring occasion will probably be PCR examined for a second time on Tuesday morning. At this stage, the crew will practice for the primary time on Wednesday.”
The preliminary spherical of speedy circulation assessments performed at Hambantota airport got here again detrimental however the extra superior PCR check was optimistic for Moeen.
Neither Moeen nor Woakes is alleged to be struggling signs at this stage and Woakes’ check outcome on the airport on Sunday was detrimental anyway.
The entire squad of gamers and backroom workers has been isolating of their rooms at their golf resort and resort in Hambantota.
They hope to be given the inexperienced gentle to start coaching on Tuesday afternoon so long as the subsequent spherical of Covid assessments on Tuesday morning come again detrimental.