England given all-clear after Covid scare

England given all-clear after Covid scare


Play was delayed by 30 minutes on day two of the third Ashes Test after a Covid-19 scare in the England camp.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement their scheduled departure from the team hotel had been delayed while they awaited results from Covid-19 tests following a positive test in the team’s family group.

All of England’s players tested negative and they arrived at the Melbourne Cricket Ground approximately 35 minutes before the scheduled start at 23:30 GMT.

As a result, play was pushed back to 00:00 GMT.

Australia will resume on 61-1 after England were bowled out for 185 on day one.

England, who are 2-0 down in the five-match series, must win in Melbourne to have any hope of regaining the Ashes.

Due to higher rates in Melbourne, the team have been subjected to stricter living arrangements than in the previous Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide.


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