Australia Cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play CWG 2022 final against India despite testing positive for COVID-19

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Australia Cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play CWG 2022 final against India despite testing positive for COVID-19
Australia Cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play CWG 2022 final against India despite testing positive for COVID-19

Australia Cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play CWG 2022 final against India despite testing positive for COVID-19

CWG 2022: Australian women’s team all-rounder Tahlia McGrath received clearance to play against India in the gold medal game despite having a positive covid-19 test result.

Prior to the game, McGrath displayed minimal symptoms, and a test later revealed that she had caught the virus. However, she was permitted to continue after speaking with the medical professionals and match officials.

“We can confirm that cricketer Tahlia McGrath has returned a positive test for Covid-19. CGA clinical staff have consulted with the Commonwealth Games Federation RACEG (Results Analysis Clinical Expert Group) team and match officials, and McGrath is taking part in today’s final against India.”

Australia Cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play CWG 2022 final against India despite testing positive for COVID-19
Australia Cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play CWG 2022 final against India despite testing positive for COVID-19

“McGrath presented to team management with mild symptoms on Sunday and subsequently returned the positive test. She named in the starting XI at the toss and the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved her participation in the final,” a statement from Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) read.

McGrath, who regarded as the next-best all-rounder in the world, is an essential member of the squad. And the Australian team’s leading scorer in the ongoing CWG 2022. Eight additional wickets have added by her.

“In consultation with the CGF and the ICC, CGA and Cricket Australia medical staff have implemented a range of comprehensive protocols which will observed throughout the game. And for post-match activity, to minimise the risk of transmission to all players and officials.”

“The CGA has maintained a comprehensive Covid-19 risk mitigation strategy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. With testing protocols over and above those required by the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee,” the statement added.