Australia's Head Positive For Covid, Out Of Sydney Test
Umer Jamshaid Published December 31, 2021 | 08:30 AM
Sydney, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Dec, 2021 ) :Australia's Ashes campaign was thrown into chaos Friday with batsman Travis Head testing positive for Covid-19 and ruled out of next week's fourth Ashes Test against England.
"Thankfully, he is asymptomatic at this stage. We anticipate that he will be available to play in the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart." Is it not clear whether other Australian players were close contacts.
Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Josh Inglis have been called into the squad as cover, but the experienced Usman Khawaja is favourite to take Head's place and play his first Test since the 2019 Ashes.
The touring party has so far registered seven positives -- three support staff and four family members -- since a PCR testing regime was implemented on Monday after the virus was first detected during the Boxing Day Test.