Ashes 2021-22: Glenn McGrath Tests Positive Ahead Of SCG Test
Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath (Photo-Getty)

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has returned a positive COVID-19 test result on the eve of the fourth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

He is currently in isolation and feels well. McGrath is generally part of the year-opening Test match to promote awareness about breast cancer in honour of his late wife, Jane McGrath.

He might end up missing the entire pink Test but has revealed that he hopes to return for the third day at the least. For that, McGrath will have to isolate and return a negative result within the next couple of days.

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“We are hopeful Glenn McGrath will remain well and return a negative result”

The concerning news of McGrath’s positive result comes after reports claimed that England missed their training session due to a lack of net bowlers. Both teams are currently taking regular tests in the hopes of continuing the Ashes.

Glenn has had a PCR test which unfortunately returned a positive result. We wish Glenn and his family good health. We are hopeful Glenn will remain well and return a negative result in time to attend Day 3 of the Pink Test, now known as Jane McGrath Day on 7 January,” McGrath Foundation CEO Holly Masters said.

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The Ashes.

We are grateful to our partners at Cricket Australia and the SCG, as well as the England Cricket team and the broadcasters for their ongoing support for the Pink Test and look forward to still making this the ‘pinkest’ Ashes,” Masters added.

Aussie batter Travis Head was ruled out of the fourth Test after testing positive for the virus. Even England head coach, Chris Silverwood, will be missing the Test after being deemed as close contact to a positive case.

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