COVID-19 Impact: CA bans haircuts of Big Bash players

back icon
safari
23 Dec 2020 | 05:46 PM
author
PTI

COVID-19 Impact: CA bans haircuts of Big Bash players

Other restrictions as per the protocol include a ban on eating out either indoors or outdoors

heart

Share

Cricket Australia has imposed a banket ban on Big Bash players going out for haircuts, as part of stricter COVID-19 protocols issued in the wake of a fresh outbreak in Sydney.

As per the protocols, CA has barred David Warner and Sean Abbott from from re-joining their Australian teammates ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India.

According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald, the duo was barred in order to not jeopardise the ongoing Test series against the visiting Indians.

"The governing body has also increased restrictions for BBL players, conscious of walking the tightrope that is playing a full domestic and international summer while dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 and in particular the recent NSW outbreak which has imperiled Sydney's hopes of hosting the third Test as planned," the report read.

According to a CA Queensland hub protocols document on December 21, the report states that personal appointments such as haircuts are no longer allowed.

"This contrasts with an earlier version of the protocols from December 1, when such appointments were permitted provided that face masks be worn when inside," it read.

Other restrictions as per the protocol includes a ban on eating out either indoors or outdoors.

"Players and staff can still pick up take away food if it is pre-ordered but they must not wear their team uniform when doing so," the report read.

The BBL started with matches in Tasmania and Canberra, with five clubs flying from Hobart to Brisbane earlier this week on a chartered flight.

All the franchises are living in a bio-secure environment in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Big Bash League, 2020/21David Andrew WarnerSean Anthony Abbott

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Full Indian squad, including isolated five, travelling to Sydney together
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw have not been barred from travelling despite an ongoing investigation into bio-security protocol breach
userPTI
03 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
Five Indian players, including Rohit, in isolation after a possible protocol breach
Per Cricket Australia, the investigation into the possible breach of COVID protocol is underway
userPTI
02 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
BCCI says no breach of COVID-19 protocols
Terming the Australian media as an extension of their cricket team, the BCCI official rubbished reports
userPTI
02 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
India and Australia not to travel to Sydney before January 4: Hockley
Usually the teams land in Sydney on the eve of the New Year but due to steady coronavirus cases in the city, the players and officials will stay in Melbourne for a longer period this year
userPTI
30 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
CA confirms that third India-Australia Test will remain in Sydney
The third Test is to be held from January 7
userPTI
29 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Warner, Abbott ruled out of Boxing Day Test against India
The governing body said Warner and paceman Sean Abbott had also been excluded from the Australian team's bio-secure bubble in Melbourne
userAFP
23 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
SCG remains our preference, says Hockley after reports that CA mulling swapping Tests
Australian cricket officials were put on high alert last week after an outbreak of the virus in the northern beaches in Sydney
userPTI
20 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
BCCI requests for a shorter quarantine period in Brisbane
Players have to be in quarantine for two weeks and be tested for the virus before they can take the field.
userPTI
10 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
CA's broadcast partner dissatisfied with the planned India-Australia schedule
An official arbitration has been sought in its bid to secure a cut in its annual fees
userPTI
07 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
India set to play pink-ball Test in Adelaide: Reports
Cricket Australia has locked in four venues for the financially crucial Test series against India
userPTI
27 May 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved