Moeen Ali tests positive for Covid-19 as England arrive in Sri Lanka

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Ali enters 10-day self-isolation period and appears certain to miss first Test

Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Sri Lanka.

England landed in Sri Lanka on Sunday, January 3 ahead of their two-Test series and were tested on arrival, with Ali’s result coming back positive.

He will be required to undergo a 10-day period of self-isolation, in line with the Sri Lankan government’s quarantine protocols, and appears certain to miss the first Test, which starts on January 14.

Chris Woakes has also entered self-isolation after being deemed a close contact. An ECB statement said that Woakes “will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing”.

England had been due to start training on Tuesday afternoon after another round of tests in the morning, but are now due to train for the first time on Wednesday instead.

More to follow…

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