Ben Stokes to captain replacement team against Pakistan after three players, four management test positive
England’s entire ODI squad has been forced to self-isolate two days before the start of their series against Pakistan following seven positive Covid-19 tests among the team’s players and management.
Three players and four members of management returned positive results following a round of PCR testing in Bristol on Monday, following the third ODI against Sri Lanka. “In collaboration with Public Health England, Public Health Wales and Bristol Local Health Authority, those impacted will now observe a period of self-isolation from July 4 following the UK Government’s protocol on quarantine,” an ECB statement said.
“The remaining members of the party have been deemed close contacts and will also isolate.”