The threat of Covid (Ashes Covid 19) is increasing on the ongoing Ashes Test between Australia and England. One after the other, the Covid report of the people associated with the series is coming positive. First England coach then match referee, then wife of a member of support staff and now player Travis Head has been affected by Corona.
Earlier, Pat Cummins was also out of the second test after coming in contact with the corona infected. According to a report, so far a total of 9 people associated with the Ashes have become Corona positive, out of which 7 are from the England camp.
Travis head positive
Australian batsman Travis Head has also been found infected with the coronavirus. He will no longer play the fourth Ashes Test, starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket Australia said that the head is asymptomatic and will be in Melbourne, where he will have to remain isolated for seven days. Cricket Australia spokesperson said that, “Unfortunately, Travis Head has tested positive in the COVID test. We hope he will be available to play in the fifth Vodafone Men’s Ashes Test in Hobart.”
The rest of the Australian team members, their families and support staff were also tested for RTPCR on Friday morning. CA said on its website that both the Australian and England teams will travel separately for the next Test match in Sydney.
Michelle Marsh, Nick Maddinson and Josh Inglis join as covers
Australia retained the Ashes in Melbourne and are currently leading 3-0 in the five-match series. Meanwhile, Head, who is Australia’s top run-scorer in the ongoing Ashes series with 248 runs at an average of 62, is likely to face Usman Khawaja. However, the selectors added Mitchell Marsh, Nick Maddinson and Josh Inglis to the squad as “additional cover as a precaution.”
Fourth Test will be held on time
There are speculations about the fourth Test between the two teams to be held in Sydney whether this match may be postponed or canceled but Cricket Australia does not seem to be in the mood to do anything like this. Both the teams have been announced to reach Sydney and according to the circumstances so far, this series seems to be completed.