The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 1 September 2020 ** 10 Sport US Open Covid protocols ‘being relaxed’ on Sunday. The USTA tracked his contact with other players – a process made easier by the chips implanted in every accreditation pass – and came up with 11 other names, mostly French. Paire expressed his dissatisfaction in an Instagram post last night. “I’m fine for now I have no symptoms,” he said. “I hesitate to tell what is really going on in this Fake Bubble.” All the 11 players were required to sign a more restrictive protocol which means that – in the words of French No1 Kristina Mladenovic – “I’m allowed to play my match, literally allowed to do nothing else. No fitness, or public bubble thing. I’m completely alone with my brother and coach.” On his podcast, Rubin queried why the 11 had not been withdrawn. “The bubble is broken,” he said. “My best guess is one, if not a couple of top players are part of this 11, and they are not willing to give up the tournament. Maybe 11 is too big a number to start pulling [them] out. They [the USTA] are basically going against everything New York has worked for.” In an interview with ESPN yesterday, tournament director Stacey Allaster insisted that the protocols were being executed as intended. “Everyone remains safe,” she said. Behind the Racquet By Simon Briggs The United States Tennis Association came under attack yesterday from American doubles player Noah Rubin, who had been granted a wild card into this event, yet complained that the Covid-19 protocols were being relaxed to prevent a drastic clear-out of the player field. This followed the positive test returned by Benoit Paire, of France, t20 Blast - North Group Did Not Bat: Bowling: Fall of wickets: Lancashire Leicestershire v Durham Did Not Bat: Bowling: Leicestershire Durham Total Fall of wickets: Did Not Bat: 194 Umpires: Total 190 Total Fall of wickets: 178 Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire Fall of wickets: Bowling: Yorkshire Bowling: Did Not Bat: Umpires: Bowling: Nottinghamshire Total 177 Fall of wickets: Derbyshire v Lancashire Total 147
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