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Schutt out of India games amid COVID chaos | The Canberra Times

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Cricket Australia is set to place some women’s players into quarantine from next week as the sport begins to navigate its most difficult summer of COVID-19 restrictions. Selectors on Wednesday unveiled an 18-woman squad for the home series against India, with a Test, three ODIs and three Twenty20 scheduled. Megan Schutt has become the first player affected, with the world’s top-ranked pace bowler staying in Adelaide with her pregnant partner amid concerns border restrictions could stop her returning home for the birth. Her absence will leave Australia without their two top-ranked bowlers, with spinner Jess Jonassen succumbing to a stress injury in her tibia. But that will only be the start of the challenges facing both the team and Cricket Australia for the men’s and women’s fixtures. While small outbreaks around the country caused headaches last summer, the…

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