Australian all-rounder Cameron Green tested positive for COVID-19 but he is still playing the second Aus vs WI Test series in Brisbane. Cameron is keeping a safe distance from his teammates and not bowling to avoid spreading the infection.
However, an interesting moment came when Cameron got a little too near to Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood. Cameron approached Josh to celebrate the wicket of Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite.
Josh took the wicket of Kraigg for just making four scores in the eighth over by handing over the catch to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. All Australian players including Cameron gathered around Josh to celebrate the wicket.
However, as Cameron approached Josh to give him a first bump, Josh pushed him away by gesturing for him to move back with his hands. The footage of this incident became viral on social media.
Notably, Cameron Green is the first male cricketer to play an international match while tested positive for COVID-19. Moreover, he is the second Australian cricketer to do so after Australian women’s cricket team all-rounder Tahlia McGrath. Tahlia participated in the 2022 Commonwealth Games final against India with her COVID-19 infection.
Cricket Australia revealed on Jan 24, 2024, that all-rounder Cameron Green and coach Andrew McDonald tested positive for COVID-19. Surprisingly, the Cricket Board of Australia allowed them to participate in the second test match series despite testing positive.
However, Cameron and Andrew remained separated from the rest of the team until they returned negative test results following the guidelines of Cricket Australia.
A video posted by Cricket Australia showed Cameron standing apart from other players during the national anthem. This visual representation of social distancing highlighted the steps to prevent the potential transmission within a team.
Cameron has just moved to the number four spot in the batting order of Australia before COVID-19. He remained in the limelight as he took the field under unusual circumstances. Meanwhile, cricket fans enjoyed the moments.
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