ENG-SL T20I series ICC match referee tested positive for COVID

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Following a PCR test administered last Friday at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, the England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that ICC Match Referee Phil Whitticase has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Whitticase, who was officiating during the three-match Vitality IT20 Series between England and Sri Lanka, is well and is asymptomatic.

He will now observe a period of 10-days of self-isolation from 25 June, in accordance with the UK Government’s protocol on quarantine.Seven other members from the match officials and anti-corruption unit teams were deemed close contacts, including five members due to officiate at the first Royal London ODI tomorrow at Emirates Riverside, Durham. Those impacted will have to self-isolate for 10-days until 7 July.

No members of the two teams were impacted.

Alternative arrangements will be put in place to ensure tomorrow’s ODI goes ahead as planned.