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Shane Warne in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

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Former Australian cricketer and London Spirit coach Shane Warne has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self isolation.

Shane Warne is currently in self isolation in the United Kingdom as his team is playing in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.

The leg spinning maestro wasn’t feeling well on Sunday (August 1) morning ahead of Spirit’s game against Southern Brave at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. However, no casualties have been reported from the Spirit’s camp and all players deemed fit for the game against the Brave.

He is the second coach in the competition to test positive and will also miss the Spirit’s match on Wednesday. Andy Flower, the Trent Rockets head coach, returned a positive test last weekend and has missed his side’s last three fixtures, with Paul Franks stepping into the role.

Steven Mullaney, who was deemed a close contact of Flower’s, is the only player in the competition to have been forced to self-isolate as things stand.

In a statement made by the London Spirit, it has been confirmed that Warne had tested positive and will be isolated while waiting for PCR results. David Ripley, the Northamptonshire head coach and one of the Spirit’s assistants, will act as head coach in Warne’s absence.

Warne’s team hasn’t bagged a win yet with one of the matches ending without any result. On Sunday, Southern Brave clinched a victory from the jaws of defeat denying London Spirits’ their first win of the tournament.

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