MOEEN ALI has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and should quarantine for ten days in Sri Lanka.
And team-mate Chris Woakes, who shared a automotive with Moeen to Heathrow Airport earlier than the crew boarded their constitution flight, has additionally been informed to isolate for various days.
It’s the worst-possible begin to England’s tour of Sri Lanka and India – which lasts a complete of just about three months.
England give up their one-day tour of South Africa final month when the gamers have been spooked by some optimistic Covid checks at their resort.
However Check captain Joe Root insisted final week that optimistic checks in Sri Lanka or India mustn’t imply the gamers flying house.
An England assertion stated: “Following PCR checks administered on arrival on the airport in Hambantota on Sunday, January 3, the England and Wales Cricket Board can verify that Moeen Ali has examined optimistic for Covid-19.
“Ali will now observe a interval of ten days self-isolation, in accordance with the Sri Lanka Authorities’s protocol on quarantine.
“Chris Woakes has been deemed as a potential shut contact and he’ll observe a interval of self-isolation and additional testing.
“The touring get together might be PCR examined for a second time on Tuesday morning.
“At this stage, the crew will prepare for the primary time on Wednesday.”
The preliminary spherical of speedy circulate checks carried out at Hambantota airport got here again detrimental however the extra superior PCR take a look at was optimistic for Moeen.
Neither Moeen nor Woakes is claimed to be struggling signs at this stage and Woakes’ take a look at consequence on the airport on Sunday was detrimental anyway.
The entire squad of gamers and backroom employees has been isolating of their rooms at their golf resort and resort in Hambantota.
They hope to be given the inexperienced gentle to start coaching on Tuesday afternoon so long as the following spherical of Covid checks on Tuesday morning come again detrimental.