England coach Chris Silverwood then apologized Mouen AliLeaving the bio-balloon has led to controversy, as he appears to be doing so of his own volition, not the plan of the England and Wales Cricket Council.
“First of all, we regret that the impression we left yesterday was that Mowen was treated differently from other people,” Silverwood told the media on Wednesday.
“He’s not. I can guarantee you that. The decision for him to go home was ours, as it was with (Jos) Buttler, Sam (Curran), (Jonny) Bairstow and (Mark) Wood, to be honest. So, we’re happy Last night we touched the base with Moeen Ali and Joe, and he was fine, he understands that we have his best interests in our hearts and we try to take care of him just like all the other players. in the strange times we are in, “Silverwood added.
A report on ESPNcricinfo.com on Tuesday revealed that Moeen, who tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka and missed the series there due to quarantine, was initially allowed to leave India for home after two tests.
On Monday, however, he was asked by national team coach Ed Smith to stay behind for the other two tests. Moeen, who is due to return to India in late February after a week with her family to join the team for the limited part of the tour, has refused to change her plan, the report added.
“It was a unique situation with Moeen, the fact that he spent so much time in isolation to bring Covid to Sri Lanka and how he had just penetrated back into the team,” added Silverwood.
“The question was put to him. We try and work as closely as possible with the players to make sure they get the best opportunities, and to take care of them, so it was asked. But in the end we felt that this is the right decision for him to go home.