Brisbane Heat’s Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence received clearance to participate in the 7th match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 in a dramatic turn of events. Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence were accused of a possible bio-secure protocol breach and earned permission to be part of the fixture in Canberra; however, have to maintain distance from each other during the game.
Cricket Australia did inquire Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence over potentially breaking the bio-secure bio-secure rules, coming into close contact with members of the public. Nevertheless, the Australian and English batsman returned COVID-19 negative and will continue to investigate a possible breach and what provoked the two cricketers to come in contact with the general public.
Cricket Australia chief medical officer John Orchard mentioned that the players must maintain physical distance and especially teammates, opposing players, staff and match officials and must avoid breaking further protocols. Orchard added that since Canberra is a low-risk city proves that both would play tonight without posing a risk.
“They must maintain a physical distance on and particularly off the field (indoors) with teammates, opposing players, staff and match officials. We have protocols in place for all matches for interaction between those inside and outside the hub. Factors including the outdoor nature of the contest, the generally socially-distanced nature of cricket on-field and the fact Canberra is considered a low-risk city support the conclusion that both can play tonight without posing a meaningful risk,” Orchard said as quoted by India Today.
Chris Lynn shines against the Sydney Thunder:
Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn shone in the ongoing match against Sydney Thunder in Canberra by top-scoring for his side. Lynn smashed 69 off 44 deliveries that included three fours and five sixes that was significant in propelling the team to 178 in 20 overs. Jack Wildermuth, who picked three wickets early, smashed four sixes to provide the Heat with a late flourish.