T20 World Cup: Australia’s Adam Zampa COVID-positive ahead of Sri Lanka clash | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Star Australia spinner Adam Zampa has tested positive for COVID-19, making him a doubtful starter for the defending champions’ crucial T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday.
According to a report in ‘Dailytelegraph’, Zampa’s “symptoms are not necessarily severe but there is concern about him taking the field in such a big game”.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) rules no longer bar a player from taking part in a match if he or she is COVID-positive.
Recently, Ireland’s George Dockrell had played against Sri Lanka despite being Covid positive.
But Australia are likely to take a call on Zampa’s participation just before the toss. In case the hosts decides to not field Zampa, Ashton Agar might get a chance to play at home soil.
Agar, who had played just one match in the last edition of the T20 World Cup, featured in the warm-up game against India.
Australia will need to defeat Sri Lanka tonight by a good margin to stay alive in the tournament after losing by 89 runs against New Zealand in their opener in Sydney.

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