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VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER MOEEN ALI / ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM ARRIVING FOR THEIR TWO-TEST TOUR OF SRI LANKA
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER MOEEN ALI MOEEN ALI WITH STUART BROAD
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 31, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
2. MOEEN ALI BOWLING IN NETS
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - AUGUST 19, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
3. MOEEN ALI BATTING IN NETS
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - AUGUST 28, 2018) (ANI - NO USE INDIA)
4. MOEEN ALI BOWLING IN NETS
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 30, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. VARIOUS OF ALI WITH BEN STOKES AND JOE ROOT
HAMBANTOTA, SRI LANKA (JANUARY 3, 2021) (ECB - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY ECB)
6. MEMBERS OF ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM ARRIVE IN HAMBANTOTA/ AIRPORT PERSONNEL IN HAZMAT SUITS
7. BAGS GOING AROUND CAROUSEL / ENGLAND TEAM IN ARRIVALS HALL
8. ENGLAND TEAM OUTSIDE AIRPORT BEING SPRAYED WITH DISINFECTANT (SHOT PORTRAIT)
HAMBANTOTA, SRI LANKA (JANUARY 3, 2021) (SRI LANKA CRICKET - ACCESS ALL) (QUALITY AS INCOMING)
9. ENGLAND TEAM GETTING ON BUS AT AIRPORT
10. BUS LEAVING AIRPORT
STORY: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Sri Lanka and will self-isolate for 10 days, as will fast bowler Chris Woakes who was deemed a possible close contact, England's cricket board said on Monday (January 4).
England are in Sri Lanka for a two-match test series that begins on Jan. 14, with both matches being played in Galle.
The squad was tested on arrival at the airport in Hambantota and Ali is likely to miss the first test as Sri Lanka's government protocols require the 33-year-old to quarantine for 10 days.
"Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and he will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing," the ECB added.
"The touring party will be PCR tested for a second time on Tuesday (December 5) morning. At this stage, the team will train for the first time on Wednesday (December 6)."
The two-match series in Sri Lanka is followed by four tests in India in February and March.
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