The England and Wales Cricket Commission (ECB) revealed that all travel crews in England, except Ali, who gathered all-rounders on Wednesday, had been tested negative for Corona 19 before starting their second match in Sri Lanka.
Moeen tested positive on Monday as soon as he arrived in Sri Lanka and will now continue self-containment for 10 days in a separate building at the Visitor Team Hotel in Hambantota.
Quick bowler Chris Woakes, who is considered able to have close contact with Moeen, has been tested negative but will continue to be quarantined in his room as a precaution.
“All yesterday’s PCR tests are negative except for Moeen Ali and we can start controlled training this afternoon. There will be a third COVID test tomorrow,” said an ECB spokesman.
Wednesday’s training session in England is the first time since arriving in Sri Lanka.
Both tests in England are conducted in Galle. The series in Sri Lanka will be followed by four tests in India in February and March.