Pat Cummins named as close contact of Covid case amid Ashes

Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins in doubt for second Ashes test as he’s named as a close contact of a Covid case

  • Cummins was dining next to a positive case while at a restaurant in Adelaide 

Australia’s cricket captain Pat Cummins has been named as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case, casting doubt over whether he’ll play in the second Ashes Test. 

The 28-year-old was dining with another cricketer in Adelaide on Wednesday night when a customer at the next table was confirmed as a positive Covid case.

Cummins left the restaurant immediately but it’s unclear if he will play in Thursday afternoon’s test in the South Australian city. 

Sources have said it’s ‘unlikely’ the fast bowler will be able to take the pitch, The Age reported. 

Australia’s cricket captain Pat Cummins has been named as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case, casting doubt over whether he’ll play in the second Ashes test

The 28-year-old was dining with another cricketer in Adelaide on Wednesday night when a customer at the next table was confirmed as a positive Covid case

Cummins is seen with fellow team mates on Tuesday ahead of the second Ashes test

If Cummins has to miss the match, Steve Smith will step up as captain for the first time since the infamous sandpaper ball-tampering scandal from 2018.

It’s understood Cricket Australia is racing to determine if Cummins will be able to play. 

The news comes after it was confirmed Josh Hazlewood would be out following an injury.  

More to come 

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