Perth Wildcats gamers and coaches have this morning examined unfavorable to COVID-19 for the second time this week and been cleared to go away their quarantine by the Victorian authorities.
The Wildcats spent the week locked in accommodations in each Sydney and Melbourne after fleeing Perth on Monday because the state’s lockdown started. They have been confined to their Sydney lodge for two days after which acquired an exemption to enter Victoria on the proviso they have been solely allowed to go away their lodge for coaching and video games.
With Perth’s lockdown ending final night time, Victoria modified WA’s standing from pink to orange beneath the visitors gentle system. However the Wildcats have been nonetheless required to check unfavorable to COVID-19 earlier than being allowed to drive to Bendigo to begin getting ready for tomorrow’s recreation in opposition to Melbourne United.
The squad was assured of being unfavorable after being examined whereas in Sydney, however their second set of outcomes solely got here via this morning.
Had Perth been unable to go away quarantine, they might have confronted the big problem of driving two hours to Bendigo on recreation day after which having to return to Melbourne straight after the match.
However they will now make the journey in the present day, spend time outdoors and full shoot-around on the Bendigo Basketball Stadium tomorrow morning to familiarise themselves with the venue.
Melbourne United are undefeated and took their season file to 4-0 with a 109-96 victory over the Brisbane Bullets final night time.
Perth have a 1-1 file and have endured a number of interruptions to the common season. They have been compelled to skip spherical one after being in house quarantine following a pre-season journey to Queensland through the state’s COVID-19 scare after which two matches in opposition to New Zealand in Perth have been cancelled.
The Wildcats haven’t performed since their heartbreaking loss to South East Melbourne Phoenix at RAC Area final week.