Cricket Australia will work with the government to prepare a biosecurity plan

MELBOURNE: In Australia, the use of saliva or sweat to make the ball shine will be restricted once cricket training returns at the post. coronavirus world. The federal government in Australia has released a framework on the organized return of sports in the midst of the pandemic under the title The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Framework for restarting sport in a COVID-19 environment available on the official government website.

AIS, in consultation with medical experts, sports agencies, and federal and state governments, has developed guidelines that have restricted the use of saliva and sweat to make the ball shine.

The framework, which describes a return to the game in stages, has three stages: Level A, Level B and Level C. Currently, the sport is described as Level A, which restricts all training except the individual type. Running/aerobic training (solo), resistance training (solo), skills training (solo).

However, probably within a week, you will advance to Level B, which will allow the following: Nets: hitters facing bowlers. Limit bowlers by net. Field sessions: no restrictions. There are no warm-up exercises that involve unnecessary contact. The cricket ball does not shine with sweat/spit during training.

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The third and final Level C, which will be allowed later in the year, is described as: Complete training and competition. No ball glows with sweat/spit in training.

In the meantime, Cricket australia also welcomed the prime minister Scott Morrison announcement of the national principles for the restart of community and professional sports, as agreed by the national cabinet.

As restrictions are lifted, CA will seek the advice of medical experts, including our own Medical Director, John Orchard, and relevant government agencies to support the cricket community with protocols and guidelines that will allow community cricket to start again as soon and with the greatest security. possible, CA said in a statement.

" Cricket australia will continue to work with government to prepare a comprehensive biosecurity plan to ensure we are as prepared as possible to deliver elite cricket content on Australian soil, including an exciting summer of cricket highlighted by the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and the Border-Gavaskar Test series between Australia and India, he added.

Within the framework, there are also guidelines for training and managing illnesses in elite sports.

People should not return to sports if in the past 14 days they have felt unwell or had contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19.

Athletes who return to sport after COVID-19 infection require special consideration before resuming high-intensity physical activity.

The resumption of sports activity may not be linear. Increasing restrictions may be required in response to a fluctuating number of COVID-19 cases.

The government has said that the AIS framework is a timely tool for how the reintroduction of sports activity will occur cautiously and methodically, to optimize the safety of athletes and the community.

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