Fans Furious On Twitter As Tahlia McGrath Gets Allowed To Play In CWG 2022 Cricket Gold Medal Match Vs India Despite Testing Covid Positive
Fans Furious On Twitter As Tahlia McGrath Gets Allowed To Play In CWG 2022 Cricket Gold Medal Match Vs India Despite Testing Covid Positive

In what is deemed to be a shocking revelation, Australia batter Tahlia McGrath was allowed to play in the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) gold medal cricket match against India despite her testing positive for Covid-19 and was seen sitting in the dugout as well.

McGrath had tested positive for the deadly virus ahead of the match and in a highly debatable decision, was allowed to be selected in the playing XI after consultation with health experts, team and match officials.

Before today’s final, McGrath was Australia’s highest run-scorer with 126 runs in four matches. She has also picked eight wickets.

India Australia. Photo- Getty
India Australia. Photo- Getty

Cricket Australia Confirms Tahlia McGrath’s Covid-19 Positive Test Result

Australia cricketer Tahlia McGrath was allowed to play the Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medal T20 match despite testing positive for Covid-19.

Cricket Australia (CA) statement said: “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.

McGrath presented to team management with mild symptoms on Sunday and subsequently returned the positive test. She was named in the starting XI at the toss and the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved her participation in the final.”

Tahlia McGrath, Photo- Twitter
Tahlia McGrath, Photo- Twitter

In consultation with the CGF and the ICC, CGA and Cricket Australia medical staff have implemented a range of comprehensive protocols which will be 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 concluded.

However, this proved to be highly controversial as well, given how infectious Covid-19 has proven to be. And Twitter was filled with fans reacting to the news of McGrath being allowed to play despite a positive Covid-19 test result.

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