Controversy surrounds Australia’s women’s T20 gold as a player who tested positive for COVID is permitted to play. Australia has been called “hypocritical,” “racist,” and “harmful” after a COVID-infected player was allowed to play in the women’s T20 gold medal match at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The Australian women beat India to win the women’s T20 gold on the last day of the Commonwealth Games. However, the COVID-19 controversy overshadowed the end of the games, which was full of drama.
The toss was delayed while officials talked about whether or not all-rounder Tahlia McGrath could play after she passed a COVID-19 test. McGrath has been one of Australia’s best players for a long time. On Sunday morning, he gave team officials some good signs and then did well on the next test. She was still allowed to play, but she had to sit away from her teammates and wear a mask while she was waiting to bat.
She also couldn’t celebrate with her teammates when she made a catch.
Many Indian fans thought the choice was “racist” and that if the roles were switched, India would have been beaten out of the final.
‘Tahlia McGrath examined Covid positive. But she was allowed to play. Mainly, all guidelines go haywire when Australia and England play. Imperialist mentality at its best,‘ posted one offended fan.
McGrath was allowed to play, but she had to sit away from her teammates and wear a mask while she did. As a result, she didn’t have much of an effect on the game.
‘How racist they’re. Think about identical occurring with any Asian player they wouldn’t have allowed in any respect,‘ mentioned one other.
‘If the identical would occur with Asian workforce the match would have been deserted and opposition would get the gold,‘ one other posted.
‘How might this be doable… The umpires already stole the ladies’s hockey semi-final from India too in opposition to Australia with dangerous umpirism, an excessive amount of favouritism for Australia,‘ posted one other.
Many cricket fans said they were hypocrites for letting McGrath play even though Australia wouldn’t let tennis champion Novak Djokovic play in the Australian Open.
‘So Australia can deny Djokovic from taking part in within the Australian Open for not being vaccinated however will enable a Covid +ve [sic] particular person to play a cricket match? And what is the purpose of testing if a Covid positive particular person can nonetheless play?‘ Mantavya requested in the on-line commentary.
Not only were Indian fans shocked and outraged by this choice, but many Australian fans also had questions about it.
‘The workforce they performed in opposition to ought to enchantment to well being organisation it’s extremely harmful and never authorized to endanger others well being. Australia can be up in all kinds if it was different method round particularly if we misplaced,’ one Aussie fan posted.
‘Absolute garbage! Shouldn’t be wherever close to others if she has it and India ought to refuse to play as a positive places you out for everybody else. Why is it instantly okay now?‘ posted one other.
‘This is unusual. A positive take a look at guidelines you out of competition. What if India refuse to participate on well being grounds?‘ one other mentioned.
Australia beat India to win the women’s T20 gold medal on the last day of the Commonwealth Games, which was filled with drama. If the game had been played in Australia, McGrath would have had to sit out and be alone for seven days. This shows how ridiculously inconsistent COVID-19’s rules are. Even though she didn’t have much of an effect on the game, she was the most talked-about thing at Edgbaston.