PERTH: Leading Australian spinner Adam Zampa has tested positive for Covid ahead of their Twenty20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka later on Tuesday, a report said.

Zampa is displaying only minor symptoms, cricket.com.au said, citing a team spokesperson.

Team officials did not immediately reply to an AFP request for comment.

The leg-spinner could still play because tournament rules allow infected players to do so, but he will have to travel separately from the rest of the team.

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If Zampa misses out, Ashton Agar could replace him in the XI.

Defending champions Australia are looking to bounce back against Sri Lanka from their opening loss to New Zealand in a tough Group 1 which also includes England.

Ireland’s George Dockrell played on Sunday in Hobart against Asian champions Sri Lanka despite having Covid.

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