The dynamic batsman, who clinched the Participant of the Match award for his essential century in Adelaide, is now dealing with the prospect of taking part within the upcoming Brisbane Check underneath crew isolation protocols.
Cricket Australia has formally confirmed that Head’s arrival in Brisbane shall be delayed till Tuesday morning to permit him extra time for restoration. The crew, at the moment gearing up for the day/night time Check on the Gabba, is about to convene on Tuesday, with their major coaching session scheduled for five pm.
Head fell in poor health after the Adelaide Check, prompting the COVID-19 take a look at that exposed his optimistic standing. Regardless of the setback, Head stays optimistic about becoming a member of the crew, and his delayed arrival is a precautionary measure to make sure he assessments damaging earlier than integration.
Within the occasion that Travis Head continues to check optimistic, he’s anticipated to observe the isolation protocols beforehand demonstrated by teammate Matt Renshaw throughout final yr’s SCG Check in opposition to South Africa.
Renshaw, regardless of testing optimistic simply earlier than the match, was allowed to play however spent the sport remoted in a separate room when off the sphere.
Comparable measures have been additionally carried out in the course of the Commonwealth Video games ladies’s cricket last in Birmingham in August 2022 when Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath performed within the gold medal match regardless of testing optimistic beforehand.
“I believe it was dealt with extraordinarily effectively from Cricket Australia’s standpoint, by way of having protocols in place and ensuring everybody within the crew was comfy that she was enjoying,” remarked Beth Mooney on McGrath’s state of affairs in the course of the Commonwealth Video games last. “They did all the best issues. Our medical workers did all the best issues in ensuring we have been conserving everybody protected.”