ICC relaxes Covid rules for T20 World Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has relaxed rules related to COVID-19 for the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. Players, despite testing positive, will be permitted to compete.
According to a cricket.com.au report, the ICC says there will be no mandatory testing during the event and no isolation period if a player gets COVID-19, instead asking team doctors to take the call and "to assess whether it is appropriate" for players to compete if they get COVID-19. The Australian Federal Government's mandatory isolation requirements for those who contract COVID-19 ended earlier this week.
It is a similar attitude to the one taken by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year, where those who tested positive for the virus were dealt with on a case-by-case basis and not necessarily prevented from competing.
During the 2021 T20 World Cup held in UAE where Australia clinched the title, there were strict bio-security protocols.