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'They forget everything when it comes to them' - Sporting fraternity lashes out at Australia for shameful behavior in CWG final

Tahlia McGrath tested positive for Covid-19 but the management still of Australia included him in the playing XI forgetting all the rules..

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Another win for Australia in any event and another controversy emerges. It’s not a new thing for the Australian team to come up with controversial moves to win any sports event at any cost. They again displayed it in the final match of the women’s hockey event at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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India and Australia locked horns in the gold medal match of the women’s cricket competition at CWG 2022. The Australian team won the match with a close margin of 9 runs to clinch the gold in Birmingham. But they went on to plug in a new controversy by breaking all protocols and regulations in the match.

Tahlia McGrath tested positive for Covid-19 but the Australian management still included him in the playing XI forgetting all the rules and regulations of the covid-19 precautions.

The sports fraternity is strongly criticizing the Australian for this act.  They took to Twitter for bashing the behavior of Australian management.

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International Cricket Council (ICC) approved her participation in the final - CG Australia in their statement

Delivering a justification on whole this, the Australian Commonwealth Games team went on to say that they had consulted with the cricket’s governing body and the Australian medical staff.

“Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) can confirm that cricketer Tahlia McGrath has returned a positive test for Covid-19, CGA clinical staff have consulted with the Commonwealth Games Federation RACEG (Results Analysis Clinical Expert Group) team and match officials, and McGrath is taking part in today’s final against India,” said CGA in the statement.

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“McGrath presented to team management with mild symptoms on Sunday and subsequently returned the positive test. She was named in the starting XI at the toss and the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved her participation in the final. In consultation with the CGF and the ICC, CGA and Cricket Australia medical staff have implemented a range of comprehensive protocols which will be observed throughout the game and for post-match activity, to minimize the risk of transmission to all players and officials,” the statement added later.

But the sporting fraternity didn’t really like this attitude of the Australian team in a gold medal match of the biggest sporting competitions.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Australia’s behavior:

 

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