Brisbane Heat players Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence are under investigation for having breached the protocols that were implemented by the Big Bash League.
Brisbane Heat players Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence were seen to have come in close contact with the public last Saturday. Still, their case is still under investigation if it qualifies as a breach of Big Bash League’s (BBL) safety protocols against COVID-19.
BBL players are actually allowed to go to public places and dine in restaurants should certain conditions be met. However, it is after the close encounter of the two with the public that they had to be tested and investigated. Despite turning in negative results, the pair was still asked to distance themselves from the other members of the team, including their staff. Still, Cricket Australia (CA) continues with their investigation as to how these two players came into close contact with the public.
As per CA’s head of security and integrity, ‘It is important we maintain the integrity of the bio-secure hub to ensure the safety of the public, players, staff and officials and minimise issues associated with travel between state borders during the tournament. While we are fortunate to live in a country with a low rate of infection compared with many other parts of the world, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and, as we've seen on a number of occasions in Australia, COVID-19 breakouts and border closures remain a genuine risk’.
‘We are always monitoring the public health situation and attempting to strike the appropriate bio-security balance between keeping everyone safe on both sides of the hub and providing as much freedom as possible for those within it’, he added.
To date, both Lynn and Lawrence will have to use a different changing room. They will also not be allowed to use the team dugout. Aside from that, they were also advised to maintain distance during on-field celebrations and team huddles in the Heat’s upcoming match in the league. To know more about the teams of this league, check out Betwala.
READ MORE: What is the Big Bash League?