World’s best cricketers train in quarantine at the Sportspark

Published on 15 December 2020

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Any returning Australian citizen or any international visitor has found out in 2020 that 14 days quarantine is an absolute necessity in maintaining a COVID safe Australian community – and that goes for sports stars!

Australian players, David Warner, Steve Smith, Adam Zampa, Glen Maxwell and Pat Cummings headed to Blacktown International Sportspark last month for 14 days ‘isolation training’ on their return from the Indian Premier League. And in a unique circumstance, they were joined by the touring Indian cricket team including captain and national hero, Virat Kohli

Strict quarantine rules were in place, with the 2 groups training at different times and in a controlled environment to avoid the summer of cricket from starting too early!

Blacktown City Mayor, Cr Tony Bleasdale OAM, said it was an honour to be the chosen venue for these elite players to prepare for the ODI, T20 and Test series.

“2020 has been a tough year for everyone, but we are incredibly proud that Blacktown City was recognised as being ready and able to pull things together quickly to host something of this importance.

“Feedback from all those involved in the quarantine period was first class and I would like to say ‘well done’ to our grounds team at Blacktown International Sportspark for once again preparing and maintaining our fields to such a high standard. Their outstanding work all year-round is why we are up there on the international sporting map.”

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Pictured: The grounds team at Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney

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