The ongoing season of the Big Bash League (BBL) is in the grip of the Covid-19 scare as Sam Whiteman the wicketkeeper-batsman of Sydney Thunder was ruled out of the game against Brisbane Heat which began on Sunday at the Gabba, Brisbane.
Notably, Whiteman was ruled out of the game as a precautionary measure and the club continues to investigate whether he was in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person. Also, wicketkeeper-batsman Whiteman was replaced by 21-year-old Lachlan Hearne in the team.
Sam Whiteman Reported Sydney Thunder About The Possibility Of Being In Close Contact With Covid-19 Person On Saturday
In an official statement issued by the Sydney Thunder, it was revealed that on Saturday Whiteman reported to the franchise that he might have been in contact with the Covid-19 positive person and the management followed all the necessary protocols.
“Upon learning yesterday (Saturday) of the possibility of his being a COVID-19 contact, Whiteman immediately reported his situation to Thunder’s team management who followed COVID protocols,” the statement read.
Since then, Whiteman who is in quarantine in NSW has been tested Covid-19 negative twice and all Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers members are undertaking daily rapid testing during the league.
Also, previously it was told that five BBL matches will have to be relocated to alternate venues after a Perth Glory player contracted the virus.
Meanwhile, in the Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder match, BRH won the toss and opted to bowl first and the decision didn’t favour the team as they conceded 196 runs in 20 overs.
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