Ben Foakes ruled out of Headingley Test after contracting Covid


Aryan Surana

England have announced that wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has tested positive for COVID-19. He will no longer play a part in the ongoing Test against New Zealand. Foakes had not taken the gloves on the third day when it was cited that the had a stiff back.

A statement from ECB read: Foakes was unable to keep wicket yesterday on day three of the Third LV= Insurance Test at Headingley suffering from back stiffness. On a further medical assessment yesterday evening, he subsequently tested positive after administering an LFT COVID-19 test. Details of his return to the England set-up will be announced in due course. However, it is hoped he will be fit for the LV= Insurance Test against India starting next Friday at Edgbaston.