England are in Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series that begins on Jan. 14, with both matches being played in Galle.
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The squad was tested on arrival at the airport in Hambantota and Ali is likely to miss the first Test as Sri Lanka’s government protocols require the 33-year-old to quarantine for 10 days.
“Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and he will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing,” the ECB added.
“The touring party will be PCR tested for a second time on Tuesday morning. At this stage, the team will train for the first time on Wednesday.”
The two-match series in Sri Lanka is followed by four Tests in India in February and March.