Glenn Maxwell becomes the latest player from Australian T20 League to test Covid positive
Glenn Maxwell tests positive for COVID 19
Glenn Maxwell, the captain of the Stars from the Australian T20 League is the latest cricketer to be tested positive. The ongoing tournament is currently under scrutiny and the future of the tournament is up in the air because of this. A total of 13 players from the Melbourne team is now positive for Covid and today, 12 of Brisbane based side Heat have confirmed that 12 of their players are tested positive. This is why the match between the Heat and the Sixers is also postponed.
Via a rapid antigen test that was conducted on Wednesday morning it was confirmed that the Australian all-rounder is affected by Covid19 and he is now in quarantine and might be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks. The other teams are also very much affected by Covid as Renegades has confirmed that some of their players are suffering because of Covid.
This is not the first time that Cricket Australia is seeing something like this. Similar things happened when the team went on to play the West Indies and honestly, it is not the players but the board who needs to take bold decisions. Currently, there’s no report of Covid cases in the Ashes but when it comes to the Australian T20 League, almost 30 players and support staff are affected. This is because the security isn’t tight enough. Players playing in Ashes are in strict security and following the protocol. Thus, there’s no case of Covid. However, when it comes to the t20 competition, the protocols are not the same and there have been a lot of breaches.
Despite the rise in Covid cases among various teams, the Australian board is desperate to continue with the league and the schedule is changing almost every day. This needs to stop at a point but the board has no idea when they should. A lot of revenue comes from the league and with the T20 World Series in Australia this year, the board might go on with the league even when there’s a huge risk of more players getting affected.
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