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7 members of England ODI squad against Pakistan have been found Covid positive


7 members including three players of the England ODI squad against Pakistan have been found to be Covid-19 positive

A new headache has now emerged for the ECB, which has recently announced the ODI squad against Pakistan. A new team has to be announced as a total of 3 players and 4 staff are infected with Corona. The team was announced on Tuesday.

After the one-day match played in Bristol against Sri Lanka, the players’ samples were taken on Monday, in which seven people have come positive in the test. It has three players and four associate members but no one has been named.

The situation is so bad that it has now been decided to hand over the captaincy to all-rounder Ben Stokes in place of Eoin Morgan, who had not even found a place in the last eleven earlier.

Ben Stokes will be the captain

Veteran England all-rounder Ben Stokes may have recovered from an IPL injury in April this year, but this decision made him want to delay his return to the England national team but had to change his decision after a total of 7 positive cases

Ben Stokes is playing for Durham in the T20 Blast after making a full recovery and
He was aiming to make a comeback in the team for the T20I series against Pakistan later this month. But now not only will he have to play the ODI series but he will also have to captain Pakistan. It is worth noting that the Pakistan team is known for showing the better games in England. In such a situation, it is like a setback for the England cricket team.

England head coach said

England’s head coach Chris Silverwood, who had defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in the ODI series, was not a part of this series, due to which he has to return in the ODI series against Pakistan.

Chief Executive Officer of the ECB, said

Tom Harrison, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ECB, said: “We are aware that the emergence of a delta variant may increase the likelihood of an outbreak as we move away from stricter enforcement of a bio-bubble environment. is. We have made a strategic choice to try to adapt the protocol for the betterment of our players and management staff, who have spent most of the last 14 months in very confined conditions. ”

Harrison said, “We have worked quickly to build a new team overnight and we are grateful to Ben Stokes who will return to national duty as captain. We also understand the impact our first-class county clubs and their men’s teams will have on our first-class county clubs and their men’s teams after members become infected, and thank them, along with our partners Sky and Royal London, for their continued support in dealing with this pandemic. ”

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England had announced this team against Pakistan before covid transition-

Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Karen, David Willey, Tom Karen, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, George Garten, Tom Banton

England New squad for ODI series against Pakistan:

Ben Stokes (captain), 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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