England v West Indies: ECB confirms no coronavirus positives for England

Ben Stokes and Joe Root are part of England's Test squad to face the West Indies

England have received a boost with the news that none of their players or staff have tested positive for coronavirus after almost a month of testing.

A training group gathered at the Ageas Bowl earlier in June ahead of the Test series against the West Indies, and the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that there have been blanket negative results.

In all, 702 tests were carried out on players, support staff, match officials, ECB staff, venue staff and hotel staff from June 3-23.

However, that figure does not include the second test of Jofra Archer, whose result will be known on Thursday.

An ECB statement said: "The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that 702 COVID-19 tests were carried out between June 3 and June 23 with several stakeholder groups working at the bio-secure venues of the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford.

"These groups include players, support staff, match officials, ECB staff, venue staff and hotel staff. We can confirm that all 702 tests were negative."

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