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Updated on: Friday, December 17, 2021, 01:22 PM IST

Ashes 2021-22: South Australia government grants permission to Pat Cummins to fly home

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins. | Photo: AFP

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins. | Photo: AFP

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Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has been granted permission by the South Australia government to fly home from Adelaide, where he was deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case and ruled out of the ongoing pink-ball Test.

Cummins is allowed to take a single chartered flight to New South Wales and return to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test.

Cricket Australia, on Friday, revealed that Cummins would travel home under a plan that had been approved by SA Health.

“He will self-drive from isolation and then, with the appropriate PPE and hygiene controls, take a single charter flight,” a CA statement read.

“Cricket Australia will continue to consult with SA Health to ensure compliance with the plan. He will continue to observe all isolation requirements in NSW.

“Cummins produced a negative test result on Thursday.”

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Published on: Friday, December 17, 2021, 01:22 PM IST
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