After being forced to isolate for ten days, England men’s head coach Chris Silverwood will miss the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney.
After a family member who was part of England’s touring party in Australia tested positive for Covid-19, he was forced to isolate. On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the fourth Ashes Test will begin in Sydney.
Since a PCR testing regime began on Monday, December 27th, England has documented seven positive cases – three support personnel and four family members. The three coaches to test positive are fast bowling coach Jon Lewis, spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel and strength and conditioning coach Darren Veness.
Silverwood and his family will have to isolate in Melbourne where England suffered their latest defeat as they went 3-0 down on the way to losing the Ashes. England will have a fourth round of PCR tests on Thursday before they, along with Australia, are scheduled to fly to Sydney on a chartered flight the following morning.
Silverwood and England captain Joe Root have come under pressure after their side’s performances against Australia.
Source: BBC Sport