McGrath positive for COVID days out from Pink Test

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Australian cricket fable Glenn McGrath has tested affirmative for COVID-19 conscionable days earlier the commencement of the Pink Ashes Test successful Sydney.

The erstwhile paceman is present isolating astatine location but feels well.

In enactment with wellness requirements, McGrath volition miss the Pink Test run motorboat connected Monday, arsenic good arsenic the opening 2 days of the 3rd Test, which commences connected Wednesday.

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It is hoped McGrath volition retrieve successful clip to be Jane McGrath Day connected time three.

McGrath volition look virtually astatine the SCG connected Monday erstwhile Australia and England are presented with their peculiar baggy pinkish caps.

Glenn McGrath is the President and Co-Founder of the McGrath Foundation. (Getty)

"Glenn has had a PCR trial which unluckily returned a affirmative result. We privation Glenn and his household bully health," McGrath Foundation main enforcement Holly Masters said.

"We are hopeful Glenn volition stay good and instrumentality a antagonistic effect successful clip to be Day 3 of the Pink Test, present known arsenic Jane McGrath Day connected 7 January.

"We are grateful to our partners astatine Cricket Australia and the SCG, arsenic good arsenic the England Cricket squad and the broadcasters for their ongoing enactment for the Pink Test and look guardant to inactive making this the 'pinkest' Ashes."

McGrath's diagnosis follows confirmation that England manager Chris Silverwood has besides tested affirmative for COVID-19, arsenic the lawsuit numbers surrounding the Ashes bid proceed to grow.

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