Australian cricketer Travis Head’s triumphant efficiency within the first Take a look at towards the West Indies is now shadowed by a brand new problem, as he has examined constructive for COVID-19.
The dynamic batsman, who clinched the Participant of the Match award for his essential century in Adelaide, is now going through the prospect of taking part within the upcoming Brisbane Take a look at underneath crew isolation protocols.
Cricket Australia has formally confirmed that Head’s arrival in Brisbane might be delayed till Tuesday morning to permit him further time for restoration. The crew, at the moment gearing up for the day/evening Take a look at on the Gabba, is ready to convene on Tuesday, with their predominant coaching session scheduled for five pm.
Head fell sick after the Adelaide Take a look at, prompting the COVID-19 take a look at that exposed his constructive standing. Regardless of the setback, Head stays optimistic about becoming a member of the crew, and his delayed arrival is a precautionary measure to make sure he exams unfavorable earlier than integration.
Within the occasion that Travis Head continues to check constructive, he’s anticipated to observe the isolation protocols beforehand demonstrated by teammate Matt Renshaw throughout final 12 months’s SCG Take a look at towards South Africa.
Renshaw, regardless of testing constructive simply earlier than the match, was allowed to play however spent the sport remoted in a separate room when off the sphere.
Comparable measures had been additionally applied through the Commonwealth Video games girls’s cricket remaining in Birmingham in August 2022 when Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath performed within the gold medal match regardless of testing constructive beforehand.
“I believe it was dealt with extraordinarily effectively from Cricket Australia’s perspective, by way of having protocols in place and ensuring everybody within the crew was snug that she was taking part in,” remarked Beth Mooney on McGrath’s state of affairs through the Commonwealth Video games remaining. “They did all the suitable issues. Our medical workers did all the suitable issues in ensuring we had been maintaining everybody protected.”