AUSSIE legend Ian Chappell was booted out of the bottom that has a stand named after him over Covid fears.
The Ashes hero, 77, was pressured to go away the Adelaide Oval commentary field on Friday halfway by means of the first Test between Australia and India.
Ian Chappell was faraway from the commentary field in Adelaide over Covid fearsCredit score: AFP – Getty
Chappell lives on Sydney’s Northern Seashores and town is going through a contemporary coronavirus outbreak.
That was sufficient for Chappell to be hooked from commentary and instructed to get a coronavirus take a look at on Saturday.
He could should isolate for 14 days and there at the moment are fears over the third Take a look at of this sequence set for the Sydney Cricket Floor on January 7.
Chappell mentioned: “It’s disappointing however you need to do what you might be instructed to do.
“I’ll have a COVID take a look at tomorrow morning and I’m unsure what is going to occur after that. We must wait and see.
“I have not been to any of the locations (with identified Covid contacts) however as soon as they ask in regards to the Northern Seashores native authorities space, I needed to say ‘sure’ to that. That triggered issues off.”
ABC Sport’s Nick Morris mentioned: “Given the latest Covid 19 outbreak in NSW, ABC commentator Ian Chappell, who’s commentating the primary take a look at between Australia and India for ABC Grandstand Cricket, has had to enter self-isolation, as he’s a Sydney Northern Seashores resident.
“Ian has not been in any of the high-risk places or suburbs and has no signs, nevertheless it will be important we comply with the recommendation of South Australian well being authorities and Cricket Australia.
Australia are taking part in India on the Adelaide Oval within the first of 4 Exams Credit score: Reuters
“Whereas it’s irritating for each Ian and the ABC viewers, Ian is in good spirits and we’ll proceed to help Ian whereas we work by means of the subsequent steps.”
Chappell performed 75 Exams for Australia earlier than retiring in 1980.
It comes a day after ex-Aussie quick bowler Brett Lee left the Adelaide Take a look at and flew again to Sydney’s Northern Seashores.
Lee had no signs however left Adelaide as a precautionary measure to return dwelling to his household.
India travelled to Australia final month and performed 4 of their six white-ball matches in Sydney – the opposite two had been in Canberra.
Virat Kohli’s aspect needed to quarantine for 14 days after travelling direct from the Indian Premier League in UAE.
Adelaide is internet hosting the primary of 4 Take a look at matches with the Boxing Day Take a look at set for Melbourne and fixtures in Sydney and Brisbane.
India closed day two of the primary Take a look at with a 62-run lead and 9 second-innings wickets in hand.