Australian head coach Andrew McDonald tests positive for Covid19, stays back in Australia

Andrew McDonald. Image : AP

Andrew McDonald. Image : AP

Australia’s lead trainer Andrew McDonald had to remain back in the day of the group’s flight for the visit through Sri Lanka following a positive COVID-19 test.

McDonald, who succeeded Justin Langer as of late, returned a positive outcome on Tuesday evening, scarcely hours in front of leaving for his most memorable task as full-time mentor with the group as Australia visit Sri Lanka without precedent for six years.

McDonald, who was break lead trainer in the group’s fruitful visit through Pakistan recently, will stay in Melbourne under disconnection for seven days, Cricket Australia said. In his nonattendance, collaborator mentor Michael Di Venuto will steerage the crew for the beginning of the T20I series, on June 7. Likely to clearing further COVID testing, McDonald is supposed to connect up with the group in Colombo in front of the second T20I, the next day.

Following quite a while of hypothesis and vulnerability, because of boundless power and fuel deficiencies in the island country, Sri Lanka Cricket, on Monday, affirmed that the white-ball series – containing three T20Is and five ODIs – will to be sure be played under lights according to the first timetable.

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This is the primary task for McDonald, yet in addition previous Test seamer Clint McKay who will be essential for the training staff for the white-ball leg of the visit, joining Di Venuto and turn mentor Sri Sriram. The redid Australian care staff will likewise see previous New Zealand chief Daniel Vettori and ex Victoria and Melbourne Renegades colleague Andre Borovec beginning their residency as full-time right hand mentors in the two-Test series, starting June 29. Borovec will likewise mentor Australia A for their matches against Sri Lanka A before the two-match Test series.

“The incredible test for mentors and players is to deal with your responsibility across the four years,” McDonald had said subsequent to marking his four-year manage Australia. “I might want to think I have the training staff to move forward, and we can lift specific mentors at various times to take on various visits and various difficulties.

“While doing that it’s just developing the profundity of our training staff… mentors will get uncovered along the way to assist the responsibility which is very critical for a lead trainer.”

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