December 8, 2022

Sri Lanka vs England – England ‘unconcerned’ by hotel staff’s positive Covid tests

News England “are the most compliant team in world cricket”, claims team spokesperson England’s management…

Sri Lanka vs England – England ‘unconcerned’ by hotel staff’s positive Covid tests
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England “are the most compliant team in world cricket”, claims team spokesperson

England’s management have insisted they are “not concerned” despite two members of staff at their hotel in Galle testing positive for Covid-19.

The England camp were notified on Friday morning that two staff members, both of whom work in the kitchen of the hotel, had tested positive for the virus in tests conducted on Thursday. Neither is understood to have been in direct contact with the players and, in the latest round of tests conducted on the touring party, on Tuesday, there were no new positive tests.

The next round of tests is currently scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, though it is possible that they will be brought forward in light of this development. The Sri Lanka squad are staying at a different hotel.

England have abandoned their two most recent tours – to Sri Lanka in March and South Africa in December – due to safety concerns related to the pandemic. In South Africa, the touring party seemed to have lost confidence in the protocols after staff at the hotel tested positive.