Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was allowed to play the finals despite being COVID-positive; Know the reason here

Despite testing COVID-positive test earlier in the the day, Australia all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was cleared to participate in the gold-medal match between Australia and India in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. She sat apart from her teammates, wearing a mask, waiting for her turn to bat, and when Australians fielded, she delivered two overs and waved away teammates rushing to celebrate after catching Shafali Verma.

“Before the toss we got to know … that was something which was not in our control and whatever the decision the Commonwealth had, we had to follow it,” India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said.


“We can confirm that cricketer Tahlia McGrath has returned a positive test for Covid-19. CGA (Commonwealth Games Australia) 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,” Cricket Australia (CA) stated.

“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.

Team India lost to Australia in the Commonwealth Games Finale, as they could not chase the target of 162 runs and were bowled out in 152 runs. The close match inclined towards the yellow dominance as they achieved Gold.