(Reuters) – Match referee David Boon has examined positive for COVID-19 and won’t be out there for the fourth Ashes test in Sydney from Jan. 5, Cricket Australia stated.
Boon, who’s asymptomatic and totally vaccinated, would get replaced by Steve Bernard, a New South Wales-based member of the worldwide panel of referees, CA added.
Boon will stay in Melbourne, the place he’ll full 10 days quarantine, and is anticipated to be out there for the fifth test between Australia and England in Hobart, which begins on Jan. 14.
Amid a rising variety of infections in Australia, Thursday’s Big Bash assembly between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars has been postponed after a member of the Stars assist employees returned a positive test.
(Reporting by Michael Church, Editing by Peter Rutherford)