Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGarth has tested positive for Covid-19, three days prior to the Sydney test.
McGarth could miss the fourth Ashes test which will be played in honor of his late wife Jane who died due to breast cancer. The 51-year-old was supposed to attend the launch function at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3.
McGarth is currently isolating himself but it is believed that the pacer might attend the MCG test on Day 3 if he manages to get a negative RTPCR test in time. The third day of the SCG test will be known as Jane McGarth Day.
Glenn McGarth will be present virtually when the two sides will be presented with baggy pink caps.
“Glenn has had a PCR test which unfortunately returned a positive result,” McGrath Foundation chief executive Holly Masters said.
“We wish Glenn and his family good health.
“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.”
Earlier Travis Head tested positive for the virus and is currently isolating himself. He will miss the fourth Ashes test at SCG. England coach Chris Silverwood will also be absent in the Sydney test after being in close contact with a covid positive case.
Australia are currently leading the Ashes series by 3-0. The series is a dead rubber now as Australia have already won the 2021/22 Ashes series. The Bellerive Oval in Hobart will host the fifth and final Ashes Test.