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Australia’s Ashton Agar tests positive for Covid-19 in Pakistan

Australia’s cricket team was weakened by another case of COVID-19 on Tuesday after left-arm spinner Ashton Agar tested positive for the virus just hours before the start of a limited-overs international series in Pakistan. Australian team management said physiotherapist Brendan Wilson also tested positive during regular testing of the squad. Wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis was ruled out on Monday because of a COVID-19 infection, leaving an under-strength Australian squad with 13 fit players available for the series opener at the Gaddafi Stadium. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh was unavailable for at least the start of the three-match series because of a hip injury, and veteran batter Steve Smith was ruled out with an injured elbow. Fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc ...