The International Cricket Council (ICC) has loosened some COVID-19 regulations just before Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The biggest of them is, players testing covid positive will be allowed to compete in the game as well.
The ICC further said that it won’t be mandatory for the players to test for the Covid and there won’t be any isolation contacts for COVID-19 as well. ICC has asked the team doctors if it’s alright for the positive tested players to compete in the game.
The COVID-19 isolation rules which were imposed by the Australian Federal Government came to an end, this week. The teams will be allowed to make squad changes and even if a player is positive tested, he’ll return to the squad once tested negative.
A similar incident took place in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year where two players tested positive for COvid 19. However, they were treated by the doctors and not barred from participation.
In August, McGrath tested positive on a dramatic morning of the gold medal but still got permission to play. She played by wearing a mask and sat away from the teammates where they batted. He was a part of the celebrations after Australia defeated India.
This is the eighth ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and is all set to be bigger than before. 16 teams will be playing 45 matches in seven Australian cities between October 16 and October 13. These seven venues across Australia will be available for ICC Men’sT20 World Cup in 2022. Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final and Adelaide Oval and Sydney Cricket ground will be hosting the semi-finals.
Fans are waiting for India’s clash with its arch-rival Pakistan on October 23 at 1:30 pm.