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Ashes: England training session cancelled after net bowler tests COVID-19 positive | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: England training session cancelled after net bowler tests COVID-19 positive | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: England's preparations for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia took another hit on Sunday after one of their net bowlers tested positive for COVD-19, leading to cancellation of their training session with other net bowlers deemed as close contacts. Having already conceded the series after three successive defeats, England suffered the latest blow just hours after the tourists planned to draft former one-day captain Adam Hollioake into the team's coaching staff, stated media reports here. The fourth Test is scheduled to start on January 5. Earlier in the week, members of the England set-up had cleared a round of COVID-19 testing just before Day 2 of the Ashes Test at the MCG after two from their support staff and two from their families returned positive for the virus. As a r...
Former all-rounder Adam Hollioake joins England’s Ashes coaching staff | Cricket News – Times of India
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Former all-rounder Adam Hollioake joins England’s Ashes coaching staff | Cricket News – Times of India

Former England all-rounder Adam Hollioake has joined the team's coaching staff, who have been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak ahead of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia. The match is due to start on Tuesday in Sydney with Australia having already retained the Ashes, leading the five-Test series 3-0 with two Tests to play. Hollioake will work with his old Surrey team mate Graham Thorpe, who is in charge of the England team while head coach Chris Silverwood isolates in Melbourne after a family member tested positive for COVID-19. Seam bowling coach Jon Lewis, spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel and fitness coach Darren Veness also tested positive for the virus and have been forced to stay behind in Melbourne. Thorpe said that Hollioake, who played four Tests and 35 one-day internationals in ...