The Ashes: England Coach Chris Silverwood To Miss Fourth Test After Forced To Isolate
London: England head coach Chris Silverwood will miss the fourth Ashes test in Sydney next week after he was forced to isolate for 10 days, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
According to reports, a family member of Chris tested positive for COVID-19 following this he was forced to be in isolate.
“Following the latest round of PCR tests administered to the England men’s touring party on Wednesday 29 December, one family member has tested positive,” the ECB statement read.
“As a result of the positive test, England men’s head coach Chris Silverwood will have to isolate for 10 days, along with his family, in Melbourne and will miss the fourth Ashes test.”
The fourth Test is due to start next Tuesday with Australia having already retained the Ashes, leading the series 3-0 with two matches to play.
The three other England coaching staff members currently isolating and unable to make the trip to Sydney along with Silverwood are bowling coach Jon Lewis, spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel and fitness consultant Darren Veness.