Australia spin legend Shane Warne has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently in self-isolation. The 51-year-old former Australia spinner is the head coach of London Spirit men's team for the Lord's-based franchise.
A club statement read: "London Spirit men's head coach Shane Warne will be absent from today's match against Southern Brave at Lord's. After feeling unwell this morning, Shane returned a positive lateral flow test and will isolate from the squad and support staff whilst he awaits PCR results. A second member of the team management is self-isolating after also returning a positive test. No players have been impacted."
Warne's Spirit side were winless in their first four Hundred games, with three defeats and a no-result. David Ripley, the Northamptonshire head coach and one of the Spirit's assistants, acted as head coach in Warne's absence.