Man who attended Women’s T20 WC final at MCG diagnosed with coronavirus

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Cricket fans in Australia have been warned and asked to keep track of the signs and symptoms of the coronavirus after a spectator who attended the Women’s T20 World Cup finals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday has been confirmed with having the disease. The match was attended by as many as 86,174 people, which further makes the venue a health hazard.

The said spectator sat in section N24 (level two) of the MCC Members stand for the game between India Women and Australia Women. The hosts won the game comfortably, but the match was in the news for the record turnout and the high level of excitement leading up to the summit clash.

“The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised of the patron’s diagnosis and has classified it as a low-risk of spreading COVID-19 to surrounding members of the public and staff. The patron sat on Level 2 of the Northern Stand at the MCG in section N42,” said The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), as ground managers of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in a statement.

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Batting first, the Australian got off to an aggressive start, with openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney smashing the Indians all over the park. They eventually ended with a good score of 184, which meant that India needed to score down their biggest total in T20Is if they wanted to get across the line.

However, the Women in Blue succumbed to 99 all out as Australia was crowned the T20I champions for the fifth time.

The deadly coronavirus has put the upcoming IPL in big jeopardy as well, with the IPL Governing Council to meet on Saturday to decide the future of the event. According to sources, no international player will play till April 15 after fresh guidelines from the Indian Ministry of Health restricting foreigners into India for the next month.