Former England captain Michael Vaughan has tested positive for COVID-19. Vaughan was set to travel to Australia for the Ashes but the recent positive test have delayed his trip. Vaughan took to Twitter to confirm the development.
“I’ve had to delay my flight to Australia until next week because of a positive Covid test, which is frustrating. But at least I’ll avoid the rain in Brisbane for a few days! And I’ll be no more undercooked than both teams when I get there.!! #Ashes” tweeted Michael Vaughan.
Vaughan has been in the limelight for the last few weeks, ever since former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq alleged him for racially abusing the Asian Origin players. On the back of the allegations, BBC came hard on Vaughan and dropped him from the Tuffers and Vaughan show. Later, they omitted him from the Ashes coverage team. However, Vaughan has denied his involvement in any sort of racist activities. He, however, apologised to Azeem Rafiq on behalf of Yorkshire cricket for the pain he went through.
“That hurts, because I’ve always felt that every single team that I have been involved in, the biggest praise I ever got as England captain for six years was that I was the kind of person that really galvanized the group, got the team working together as one. I wanted everyone in the dressing room to feel included,” Vaughan said earlier as quoted by BBC.
“I’m sorry for the hurt that he has gone through. Yorkshire Cricket Club, I believe is me, it has been my life whether I have been a player or not, I believe that once you have played for Yorkshire you are always a Yorkshire player and I am sorry for all the hurt that he has gone through,” Vaughan added.
The Ashes is set to get underway on December 8 in Brisbane.