Seven members in the England squad have tested for COVID-19, according to the England Cricket Board (ECB). However, the series against Pakistan will go ahead as per schedule.
The official statement fron the ECB said, “Following PCR tests administered yesterday (Monday) in Bristol, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can confirm that seven members – three players and four management team members- of the Englan’s men ODI party have tested positive for COVID-19.”
“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,” the statement further added.
The remaining members of the squad have been deemed close contacts and will also isolate.
The ECB has confirmed the Royal London ODIs and the Vitality IT20s against Pakistan will go ahead. Ben Stokes will return to England duties and captain the squad – which will be named in the next few hours.