Viral News International

Pak vs Eng: Massive setback for England as 7 team members test positive for COVID-19

The England cricket team is forced to select a new playing XI after seven members of the team tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday.

As per reports, three players and four members of the backroom staff have tested positive for the virus. The team will now be led by Ben Stokes, as most of the players will undergo isolation.

England play Pakistan in the first ODI in Cardiff on Thursday, July 8.

England skipper Eoin Morgan had earlier said it would be too soon to consider Stokes as a member of the playing XI. The all-rounder was out of the squad for the past several weeks due to an injured finger.

The rest of the new team to face Pakistan will be named later on Tuesday.

‘We have been prepared for this moment, and mindful that the emergence of the Delta variant, along with our move away from the stringent enforcement of bio secure environments, could increase the chances of an outbreak,” said ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison.


You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.