Ashleigh Gardner Covid 19 Positive Big Blow For Australia ICC Womens World Cup 2022


The ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 is going to start from March 4, but before the start of the tournament bad news is coming for Australia. The team’s star all-rounder Ashley Gardner has been hit by Corona and will not be able to take part in at least the first two matches of the tournament. Gardner will be kept in isolation in Christchurch for 10 days in accordance with New Zealand government health protocols, meaning she will not be part of the Australian team against England on Saturday 5 March and Pakistan on Tuesday 8 March.

Cricket Australia said in a statement, “All other Australian players and support staff have tested negative following the subsequent RAT. They are scheduled to travel to Hamilton this evening ahead of the opening match of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup against England on Saturday.” Will go ahead with the existing plans.”

Chief selector Shaun Flagler will also stay in Christchurch until Gardner is in isolation.

 

The ICC Women’s World Cup will begin with the first match between New Zealand and West Indies at Mount Maunganui on March 4. The number of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand crossed 22,000 this week, the biggest surge in the virus since the pandemic began in the country.

The ICC announced last week that if a team has the entry of coronavirus during the tournament, then that team can play matches with 9 players as well.

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