Former Australian trainer Glenn McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 just three days before the start of the Pink Test in the Ashes at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The Pink Test is performed annually at SCG in memory of McGrath’s late wife Jane, who died of breast cancer in 2008. The Pink Test, which opens the year in Australia, is a major fundraising initiative. funds for the McGrath Foundation to help the families of those suffering from the dreaded disease and the nurses who support them. The third day of the Pink Test is known as “Jane McGrath Day” and it is not yet clear whether McGrath tests negative in time to attend the third day of the SCG. From now on, McGrath will have a virtual presence when Australia and England are presented with pink caps.
“Glenn underwent a PCR test which unfortunately gave a positive result. We wish Glenn and his family good health. We hope Glenn will stay in good health and return a negative result in time to attend Day 3 of the pink test. , now known as Jane McGrath Day on January 7. “We thank our partners at Cricket Australia and SCG. As well as the England cricket team and the broadcasters for their continued support of The Pink Test and we look forward to continuing to make them “the pinkest Ashes,” said Holly Masters, Managing Director of the McGrath Foundation. Australia have already held back the Ashes with an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-game series, with the hosts missing out on the services of middle-order hitter Travis Head, who has tested positive for COVID-19 and isolates himself in Melbourne with his partner.