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Last Update on: December 30th, 2021 at 03:07 pm

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Former Australian opener and current ICC match referee David Boon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the fourth Test between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Cricket Australia issued a statement that although Boon has tested positive, he is asymptomatic and has been fully vaccinated.

David Boon will be replaced by Steve Bernard for SCG Test

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David Boon will be replaced by Steve Bernard, who is a New South Wales-based member of the international panel of referees. As per the guidelines, David Boon will be in quarantine for the next 10 days in Melbourne and will join the panel for the fifth Test between the two teams at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

“Boon will remain in Melbourne and in line with Victorian government health guidelines, will continue quarantining for 10 days,” Cricket Australia said.

“All players from both teams, their families, the England and Australian support staff and the match officials have been having daily PCR tests since Monday, December 27,” they further added.

COVID-19 scare had groped the third Test between Australia and England when four members from the England camp, two from their family and two among the support staff, had returned positive COVID-19 results. However, the Rapid Antigen tests, as well as the PCR tests of both the Australian and England players, came out to be negative and the Test continued in a safe fashion.

Australia dominated England once again as they won the game by an innings and bowled out England for just 68 runs in their second essay. Debutant Scott Boland was the star of the show as he picked up incredible figures of 6/7 in the second innings and won the Player of the Match award.

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