MELBOURNE: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed that the seventh COVID-19 positive case was reported in their camp during The Ashes.
England’s head coach Chris Silverwood has been sent to isolation for 10 days after one of his family members was tested positive for the virus.
Earlier, three support staff and four family members were tested positive for COVID-19 in the PCR testing regime since Monday 27 December.
Assistant coach Graham Thorpe will take Silverwood’s place in the fourth Test, starting from January 5 in Sydney.
Meanwhile, the match referee David Boon has also contracted the virus and will miss the upcoming fourth Test between the arch-rivals.
It must be noted here that England has already lost five-match series 3-0, with two matches to go.