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Michael Vaughan tests positive for COVID-19

By BetBarter Staff

December 1, 2021

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has tested positive for COVID-19. Vaughan confirmed the development via tweet, adding that he will have to delay the departure to Australia for the Ashes series. “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.

Michael Vaughan has been under fire ever since Azeem Rafiq alleged him for passing racist comments during his stay at Yorkshire Cricket Club in 2009. Rafiq said that Vaughan targeted the Asian Origin players saying 'there are too many of you and we need to do something about it'. However, the former England skipper has stood firm by his stance that he never used such words. On back of the allegations, Vaughan was sacked from the BCC show and was also dropped from the Ashes commentary team.

“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.

Meanwhile, the Ashes is set to get underway on December 8 in Brisbane.