COVID-19 outbreak forces England into isolation

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An outbreak of the coronavirus successful England's one-day planetary squad has forced it into isolation connected Tuesday.

Tests connected Monday, a time aft the team's past ODI against Sri Lanka successful Bristol, revealed 7 infections among 3 players and 4 staff. None were named.

The squad has gone into isolation dating from Sunday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said successful a statement.

The six-match limited-overs bid against Pakistan, starting connected Wednesday with the archetypal ODI successful Cardiff, was inactive going ahead, with Ben Stokes acceptable to skipper the depleted side.

Ben Stokes volition skipper an highly depleted ODI squad successful the upcoming bid against Pakistan (Getty)

Nine uncapped players were called up to the squad, a database which includes Zak Crawley, Will Jacks and Brydon Carse.

“We person been mindful that the emergence of the delta variant, on with our determination distant from the stringent enforcement of bio-secure environments, could summation the chances of an outbreak,” ECB main enforcement Tom Harrison said.

“We made a strategical prime to effort to accommodate protocols, successful bid to enactment the wide wellbeing of our players and absorption unit who person spent overmuch of the past 14 months surviving successful precise restricted conditions.”

England ODI squad: Ben Stokes (C), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince.

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