Ashes 2021-22: Cricket Australia Chief Nick Hockley Latest To Test Positive For Covid-19
Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia's interim CEO. (Credits: Twitter)

Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley has become the latest person to test positive for the Covid-19 during the Ashes 2021-22 series against England National Cricket Team. He has contracted the virus just a few days before the 4th Ashes Test, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Notably, Hockley has been tested positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated, he had developed mild symptoms and immediately got positive PCR result and has isolated himself. However, Nick Hockley was not in close contact with the Australia or England squad.

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Cricket Australia Chief Nick Hockley
Cricket Australia Chief Nick Hockley (Image Credit: Twitter)

“After experiencing mild symptoms, I immediately got a PCR test which has since returned a positive result, I am isolating at home with my family, who have returned negative results,” he said.

Australian Travis Head Was Tested Positive For Covid-19 Before Chief Nick Hockley

Cricket Australia Chief Nick Hockley
(Image Credit: Twitter)

The Covid-19 virus has entered the Ashes series and players or support staff from both England and Australia have contracted the virus.

Australian middle-order batsman Travis Head tested positive last week and was ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test which will commence at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Also, Usman Khawaja is most likely to get a chance in the playing XI in Travis Head’s absence.

Travis Head
Travis Head. Credits: Twitter.

Meanwhile, Opening batsman Marcus Harris was found in close contact with Head, as a result, he was kept away from a charter flight moving the team to Sydney from Melbourne on Friday as a precautionary measure. Meanwhile, Australia have added standby players Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis to the squad.

On the other hand, the England squad have also been hit hard by the virus, as there were seven positive cases in the camp including the cases of support staff and family members.

Head coach Chris Silverwood, fast bowling coach Jon Lewis, spin coach Jeetan Patel and strength and conditioning boss Darren Veness all were found Covid-19 positive and Graham Thorpe will be the stand-in head coach for the 4th Ashes Test.

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