England coach Chris Silverwood to miss Sydney Test after COVID-19 outbreak

Australia World

England coach Chris SIlverwood will miss the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney after the COVID-19 outbreak in the team’s camp grew to seven confirmed cases.

England officials confirmed on Thursday that another family member had tested positive to the virus in the touring party.

The positive case means Silverwood and his family will have to isolate for 10 days, leaving him in Melbourne for almost the entire duration of the fourth Test.

Silverwood is the latest member of England’s staff to be impacted by the outbreak, after three others were unable to attend the end of the MCG Test.

Cricket Australia remains adamant the Sydney Test can go ahead as planned, despite rising case numbers in New South Wales and the outbreak in England’s camp.

Both teams will fly to Sydney on a chartered flight on Friday morning, and have an entire hotel complex booked out for them in the city’s eastern suburbs to minimise risk of contracting the virus.

AAP

Posted 17h ago17 hours agoWed 29 Dec 2021 at 9:52pm