The Indian and Australian groups placed on a present in an enthralling finale of the historic Girls’s T20 event within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 on Sunday, the seventh of August, in entrance of an electrical Edgbaston crowd. However the followers on the bottom and viewers throughout the globe have been left amused when Tahlia McGrath, who examined optimistic for Covid-19 earlier within the day, got here out to bat for the Aussies.
The Australian group suffered a significant setback moments earlier than heading to the toss within the grand finale, on a day when the world celebrated Girls’s cricket, as Tahlia McGrath’s COVID-19 take a look at got here out optimistic. However the Australian group determined to incorporate her within the taking part in XI after session with the Commonwealth Video games Australia (CGA).
The opposite finalists, the Indian group, fairly expectedly, have been bemused by this choice however ultimately received on with issues as there wasn’t a lot time for deliberation. There have been a number of questions raised in regards to the choice however in response to present protocols on the multi-sporting occasion, it’s the group’s duty to resolve on the participant’s inclusion, and since Tahlia had solely delicate signs they included her within the taking part in XI.
CGA confirmed in an official assertion that that they had adopted the protocols concerning Tahlia McGrath’s inclusion
Commonwealth Video games Australia confirmed the choice in an official assertion and revealed that the ICC had authorised her participation within the closing regardless of testing optimistic for Covid-19.
“McGrath introduced to group administration with delicate signs on Sunday and subsequently returned the optimistic take a look at. She was named within the beginning XI on the toss, and the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) authorised her participation within the closing.”
Whereas a lot of the discuss was surrounding the choice concerning Tahlia’s participation within the recreation, she didn’t have any main say within the match and was a solitary determine on the sphere since she was not allowed to rejoice with the group amid fears of percolating the virus to her teammates. She was seen with a masks later when the Australian group was introduced with gold medals on the podium after profitable the ultimate by 9 runs.