England have released as many as five players from their bio-bubble after they missed out on selection for the third and final Test of the ongoing Wisden Trophy.
The players that have been released are Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone and Craig Overton.
England had named an extended squad for the Test series with a number of players kept as reserves for possible requirements as far as Covid-19 substitutions are concerned.
Joe Denly to join the England white-ball squad: ECB
Joe Denly, who was dropped from the Test squad after the opening match at the Rose Bowl in Southampton will join England’s white-ball training group ahead of the three-match ODI series against Ireland, starting next week.
Other players- Dan Lawrence, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone, and Craig Overton- will join their respective counties and will prepare for the upcoming Bob Willis Trophy which starts from August 01.
“While Denly will join up with the England camp at the Ageas Bowl on Monday ahead of the Royal London ODI Series, the other four players will be available for their counties in the build-up to the start of English domestic season, which starts with the Bob Willis Trophy on 1 August,” the ECB said.
Six reserve players remain with the England squad in the ongoing Test at Old Trafford.