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Covid hits media member at Adelaide Test


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Cricket Australia (CA) is dealing with another COVID-19 fear after a member of the broadcast team at Adelaide Oval for the second Ashes Test tested positive for the virus.

Australian captain Pat Cummins was ruled out of the Test after being deemed a close contact, officials had another issue to deal with on Sunday.

It’s believed the person who tested positive is a member of a radio crew, with both the BBC and ABC – who share some staff – considering whether they can cover the match from the ground on day four.

“We have been advised that a member of a broadcast crew has returned a positive COVID result as part of their scheduled testing,” Adelaide Oval said in a tweet.

“SA Health are aware and we have begun to trace and notify this person’s close contacts.”

Media members have been asked to social distance when interviewing players and also to wear masks during the Test.

However, the officials were confident that the positive case would not have any impact on the players or match.

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