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Silverwood to miss fourth Ashes Test after being forced to isolate

Chris Silverwood must isolate for 10 days, along with his family, in Melbourne after the latest positive case was returned following another round of PCR tests among the touring party; England have so far recorded seven positive cases – three support staff and four family members

Last Updated: 29/12/21 9:42pm

    Chris Silverwood must isolate for 10 days in Melbourne

    Chris Silverwood must isolate for 10 days in Melbourne

    England head coach Chris Silverwood will miss the fourth Ashes Test after a family member tested positive for Covid-19.

    Silverwood must isolate for 10 days, along with his family, in Melbourne after the positive case was returned following the latest round of PCR tests among the touring party.

    The fourth Test starts in Sydney on January 5, with Australia having already retained the Ashes after taking a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

    England have recorded seven positive cases – three support staff and four family members – since a PCR testing regime was implemented on December 27, during the third Test match.

    The tourists will have a fourth round of PCR tests on Thursday, before both teams are due to fly to Sydney on a chartered flight on Friday morning.

    More to follow…