T20 World Cup 2022: Australia's Adam Zampa tests COVIDD positive ahead of Sri Lanka clash

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 (14:19 IST)
Perth: Leg-spinner Adam Zampa likely to miss out on Australia's must-win T20 World Cup Super12 clash against Sri Lanka after testing positive for Covid-19.

A team spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed Zampa recently returned a positive test but is only displaying minor symptoms.

Under current regulations set by the ICC and national authorities, Covid-positive players are allowed to take part, though it is believed Australia may instead opt for Ashton Agar's selection according to , cricket.com.au.

It's not the first time Covid-19 has played a part in this year's mega event with Ireland's George Dockrell playing in his team's opening Super 12 encounter, coincidentally against Sri Lanka.

Dockrell was forced to travel separately from his teammates, with team medical staff managing his movements and interactions.

If Zampa was to be selected, he and Cricket Australia would need to operate under the same guidelines.

Zampa's absence would be a significant blow to the hosts' chance to go back-to-back winners of the T20 World Cup, with the side already on the ropes following their defeat to New Zealand on Sunday.

The leg-spinner was a crucial cog in Australia's successful 2021 campaign, second to Wanindu Hasaranga on the wickets tally in UAE and Oman. (UNI)

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