Fears Sydney Ashes Test could be thrown into chaos as Australian cricketer is diagnosed with Covid 1

Fears Sydney Ashes Test could be thrown into chaos as Australian cricketer is diagnosed with Covid

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Fears Sydney Test could be thrown into chaos as Australian cricketer Travis Head is diagnosed with Covid

  • An Australian batsman is believed to have tested positive to Covid in Melbourne
  • Squad’s flight to Sydney on Friday has now been delayed while others are tested 
  • The fourth Ashes Test is set to start at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5
  • Australia have already won the Ashes series 3-0 after their last dramatic victory 


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Next week’s fourth Ashes Test at Sydney Cricket Ground is in doubt after Australian batsman Travis Head was reported to have tested Covid positive.

Urgent tests are now underway to see if it has spread through the playing group and the team has now delayed Friday’s flight out of Melbourne into Sydney.  

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The squad’s Melbourne hotel has also had to be deep-cleaned with rooms and lifts scrubbed after the Covid diagnosis. 

The match is due to begin on January 5 in what is now a dead rubber after Australia’s convincing 3-0 series win in Melbourne earlier this week.

Next week's fourth Ashes Test at Sydney Cricket Ground is in doubt after an Australian player was reported to have tested Covid positive (pictured ,the Australian team celebrate their Ashes series win in Melbourne)

Next week’s fourth Ashes Test at Sydney Cricket Ground is in doubt after an Australian player was reported to have tested Covid positive (pictured ,the Australian team celebrate their Ashes series win in Melbourne)

Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Josh Inglis have now been added to the Australia squad as cover as experts assess who in the team may have been close contacts.

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The England team have already faced several Covid scares with seven positive results in support staff and positive members, but the squad has so far escaped infection. 

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