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Cameron Green Tests Positive For COVID-19, Takes The Field Amidst Controversy
By CricShots - Jan 25, 2024 10:12 am
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Australian all-rounder Cameron Green bravely took to the field at the Gabba for the 2nd Test against West Indies despite testing positive for COVID-19. Cricket Australia protocols allowed him to participate, and he played an active role in the match. Australia faced setbacks before the second Test as Travis Head and head coach Andrew McDonald also tested positive for the virus.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green tested positive for Covid-19

In a remarkable display of commitment, Green maintained a distance from his teammates on the field, adhering to safety measures. During the national anthems, he stood apart, and when Australia secured a wicket, Green celebrated from a distance while his teammates gathered in a huddle.

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Australia, unchanged from the previous match, elected to bowl first as West Indies won the toss. The first breakthrough came when Josh Hazlewood induced an outside edge from West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite.

Jos Hazlewood’s delivery angled in, enticing a tickle for wicketkeeper Alex Carey to pouch it. While the team celebrated in a huddle, Green, respecting safety protocols, refrained from joining the group and enjoyed the moment from a slight distance.

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Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Green’s determination and commitment to playing in the Test match showcased the resilience and adaptability of the Australian team in navigating pandemic-related disruptions. The match at the Gabba will be closely watched for both the cricketing action and the players’ adherence to safety protocols.

Australia (Playing XI): Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva(w), Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shamar Joseph