BBL 2021-22: Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell tests positive for COVID-19
Amidst all the chaos pertaining to the Covid cases in the ongoing Big Bash League 2021-22, the Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell has also been tested positive. He has now become the 13th player from the franchise to have tested positive in this season.
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the Australian T20 league is now plagued with several cases. Maxwell underwent a rapid antigen test, which he had taken following his side’s Melbourne derby against the Melbourne Renegades on Monday. In the meanwhile, the Renegades became the fifth team to report a positive case.
Thus, several games have in the ongoing edition were called off as well. However, despite the Covid cases, the BBL organizers are trying their best to ensure that this edition is completed. As for the Stars, players like Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile are expected to play their next game against the Adelaide Strikers as their seven-day isolation has ended.
I never realised how much it was going to affect my mental state: Hilton Cartwright
tars all-rounder Hilton Cartwright recently spoke about the fear he had due to the Covid cases in his team. He went on to say that he never felt this vulnerable. He spoke about how he and his wife are locked up in their room.
“I’ve never felt more vulnerable to a virus in my entire life and I never realised how much it was going to affect my mental state. I’ve had form slumps and this ranks right up there with how I actually feel about going about my business day-to-day.
Myself and my wife have basically been locked up in our room, not sure if we’re capable of catching the lift in case someone in there might have caught (COVID-19),” said Hilton Cartwright, as quoted by Cricket Australia.