Australia all-rounder Cameron Green and head coach Andrew McDonald had to remain socially distanced from the rest of the Australian players and staff over the course of the second Test against West Indies because they had tested positive for COVID-19 a day before the game at the Gabba in Brisbane.
About 24 hours before the start of the Day-Night Test between Australia and West Indies in Brisbane, the news broke out that Cameron Green and Andrew McDonald had returned positive for COVID-19 tests. However, that wouldn’t hinder them from taking part in the games. According to the COVID protocols, the duo will have to maintain a distance from the rest of the players and staff.
“Cameron Green and Andrew McDonald will be separated from the group until they return a negative test. It will not hinder Green taking part in or McDonald attending the match in line with CA protocols,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
Cameron Green stands away from his teammates during national anthem in accordance with COVID-19 protocoals
Adhering to the social distancing rules, Cameron Green stood a few metres away from his teammates during the national anthem ahead of the start of the second Test at the Gabba. This made for some unusual-looking national anthem.
Check it out here:
Cameron Green who tested positive for COVID19 is playing the Test match against West Indies.
– He's keeping distance with his teammates during the national anthem. (Daniel Cherny). pic.twitter.com/bLy6zQ2pzt
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 25, 2024
West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia named an unchanged XI while West Indies handed a debut to Kevin Sinclair, an off-spinning allrounder.
Australia XI: Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Kemar Roach