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      Adam Zampa will not feature in Australia’s must-win Twenty20 World Cup clash against Sri Lanka after he tested positive for .<br>The spin bowler was not selected for the encounter at Optus Stadium in on Tuesday after a team spokesperson confirmed he has been displaying minor symptoms in the build up to the match. <br>While he hasn’t been selected for the game, Zampa is still permitted to feature in the match despite his positive test as a result of the International Cricket Council (ICC) relaxing the rules around Covid for the T20 World Cup.<br> Adam Zampa tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australia’s World Cup clash vs Sri Lanka<br> RELATED ARTICLES

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      Should he have been selected, Zampa would have had to travel to the match separately and his contact with his team-mates and the coaching staff will have been limited.<br> <br /> The Australian government, who have employed a very hard line on lockdowns and vaccination to slow the spread during the pandemic, scrapped mandatory isolation rules earlier this month, which has allowed the World Cup to played in a more relaxed setting.<br>Ireland’s George Dockrell was allowed to play against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Sunday even after he was identified as someone who was ‘potentially Covid-19 positive’.<br>Zampa’s inclusion wouldn’t have been the first time a Covid-positive player has taken to the field for Australia in a cricket setting.<br> The Aussie spin bowler has not been selected for the must-win game in Perth on Tuesday<br> Ashton Agar (left) will take Zampa’s place in the squad at the Optus Stadium in Perth<br>Earlier this year, women’s all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was permitted to play in the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston in Birmingham despite testing positive.<br>McGrath’s inclusion sparked controversy at the time, given how Australia had taken a hard line on lockdowns but McGrath was allowed to play in England, before she was seen hugging her team-mates after winning gold.<br>Australian bowler Megan Schutt said afterwards: ‘If we get Covid, so be it’. <br>The relaxing of rules comes a year after Australia triumphed in last year’s T20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, which was held in a unique ‘bubble’ setting due to the pandemic.<br> Ireland’s George Dockrell (right) was allowed to play against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Sunday even after he was identified as someone who was ‘potentially Covid-19 positive'<br>It saw teams have to adhere to a strict bio-secure protocol as the ICC restricted contact with anyone outside of the tournament and its bubble.<br>But while the strict isolation harboured a strong team spirit in the Australia camp that saw the men’s side win their maiden title run, the relaxing of rules has been welcomed by the team.<br>’It’s a totally different dynamic,’ Pat Cummins said last week.<br>

      ‘The team went out for dinner last night and we actually were chatting about it, (saying) ‘this is the first time we’ve done this for about three years’.<br> Tahlia McGrath (centre) was permitted to play in the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston in Birmingham despite testing positive<br>’It’s great fun. It’s one of the main things we all love about playing for your country – you get to go and see new places and experience different things.'<br>Australia were humiliated on home turf by New Zealand last weekend in their opening World Cup match, which saw them fall to an embarrassing 89-run defeat at the SCG.<br>It means another defeat for the tournament hosts would likely end any hopes of defending their title.<br> RELATED ARTICLES

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