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Cummins: I was really angry after missing Adelaide Test


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Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins was disappointed and said he was 'really angry' to miss the pink-ball Test at Adelaide Oval.

Cummins was ruled out under South Australian Covid protocol on the morning of the second Ashes Test after being identified as close contact to a Covid-19 positive patient.

He had gone out for a dinner with his friend Harry Conway, who plays for the BBL franchise Adelaide Strikers, at a restaurant in Adelaide.

"I (was) really angry - but I don't know who at. There was no-one to blame. Once it became apparent, the state rules, you have to follow them," Cummins said as quoted by perthnews.com.au.

"We knew it might pop at some stage in this series. I didn't think - or hope - it was going to be me," he added.

Cummins had tested negative for RT-PCR but was asked to isolate accordingly to the COVID rules of South Australia.

"You abide by the protocols, but there (was) hardly any COVID around, so I didn't factor it in at all until the bloke popped up next to me and said he's positive. No one did anything wrong. The poor guy just flew to Adelaide to try and enjoy a couple of days of cricket - I felt really bad for him as well," he added.

 

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