Former spinner and the head coach of the London Spirit, Shane Warne has tested positive for COVID-19. Following basic COVID-19 reports, the head coach and another anonymous individual were quickly placed in isolation. On Sunday, right before the game between the London Spirit and the Southern Brave at Lord’s, Warne reported feeling ill. Shane Warne’s fast antibody test for COVID-19 was positive, and he is awaiting his RT-PCR findings.
Shane Warne Tests COVID Positive
It is indeed important to note considering Warne is the Hundred’s 2nd head coach to test positive for COVID-19. Andy Flower, the head coach of the Trent Rockets, screened positive for the virus just 10 days after the competition. He had positive results last week despite missing 3-games with his team.
Paul Franks is presently replacing Andy Flower. Steven Mullaney, on the other hand, is Flower’s other close friend who has been pushed into self-isolation. In terms of Warne’s teamwork, they have yet to win in their 3-three games, with 2-defeats and one with no result.
The Hundred could improve the chances of cricket fulfilling the Olympic dream: Chappell
Also, Former Australian cricketer and commentator, Ian Chappell spoke out about the Hundred early in the morning. He went on to say that this particular format might be necessary to get cricket into the Olympics because the T20 format could have done the job just as well. Making forms shorter, he argued, will simply compel players to concentrate on the numbers.
“Apart from reducing the number of balls to obtain a terrestrial television deal, the reasoning behind the Hundred could well be that it improves the chances of cricket fulfilling the Olympic dream. This is often cited as a way to spread the game’s popularity to a wider audience. Surely the T20 format could achieve that same outcome without yet another reduction,” said Chappell.
“Cricket is a team game ideally played by 11 members aside. Performance satisfaction is a big reason why youngsters fall in love with the game,” he added.