Aussie batsman Travis Head tests COVID-19 positive
Melbourne/UNI; Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday announced batsman Travis Head tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the fourth Ashes Test.
"Travis returned positive Covid-19 result earlier today. He is asymptomatic and we anticipate that he will be available to play in the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart," CA said in a statement.
Australian batter Travis Head has tested positive to Covid-19 following a routine PCR test.— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) December 31, 2021
As a precautionary measure Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Josh Inglis have joined the Australian squad as additional cover.
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Earlier, ICC match referee David Boon and England head coach Chris Silverwood were also moved into isolation after testing positive for the virus.
Australia and England are currently playing The Ashes.