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Ashes match referee David Boon tests positive for COVID-19

He will miss the fourth test match between Australia and England starting from January 5

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International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee David Boon has tested positive for COVID-19.

He will miss the fourth test match between Australia and England starting from January 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

As being reported, Steve Bernard, a member of the International Panel of ICC Referees will take over as match referee for the fourth Ashes Test match.

“It is anticipated that David Boon will return to the role for the fifth Test in Hobart, starting on January 14. He is asymptomatic and fully vaccinated, including having a booster,” Cricket Australia statement read.

“Boon will remain in Melbourne and in line with Victorian State Government Health guidelines will continue quarantining for 10 days,” the statement added.

According to the statement, all players from both teams, their families, the England and Australian support staff, and the match officials have been having daily PCR tests since Monday, December 27.

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