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South Australian cricketers in alleged COVID-19 breach

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20th October, 2021

Ten South Australian cricketers who were evicted from a nightclub are under investigation for alleged breaches of COVID-19 rules.

Police evicted the Redbacks cricketers from the Cry Baby nightspot in Adelaide’s central business district about 12.30am on Tuesday.

The players allegedly refused orders from the nightclub’s security staff to stop dancing and reportedly were verbally abusive to staff.

Under SA’s COVID-19 regulations, dancing is banned in licensed venues.

While no charges were laid by police, the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) is investigating.

“SACA has been made aware of an allegation that several Redbacks players were asked to leave a city venue following concerns about their behaviour,” SACA said in a statement.

“While SACA has not received a formal complaint from any party, the details and circumstances surrounding the allegations are currently being investigated.

“As an organisation, SACA is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour both on and off the field and expects all its personnel to adhere to current COVID-19 restrictions in the interest of community safety.”


The group of Redbacks players went to the nightclub after their drawn Sheffield Shield game against Queensland ended on Monday.