England all-rounder Moeen Ali tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at Hambantota airport in Sri Lanka.
33 year-old will now isolate for 10 days in accordance with the Sri Lanka government’s quarantine protocols.
Chris Woaks has been deemed as a possible close contact and therefore will go into self-isolation.
The visitors reached the island country on Sunday to play two Test matches starting January 14 in Galle.
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The series was postponed in March last year midway through the visitors’ warm-up game in Colombo due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is part of the ongoing World Test Championship.
This will be England’s second touring assignment since the COVID-19 pandemic threw schedules haywire.
They had travelled to South Africa in November but the tour was called off midway after two members of the visiting party tested positive for the dreaded virus.
After its assignment in Sri Lanka, the England cricket team will head to India for a full series starting with the first Test on February 5.