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The ABC are reporting that former Australian men’s cricket captain Ian Chappell has been forced to leave his commentary duties with the broadcaster at Adelaide Oval – on day three of the Australia India first test – and go into self-isolation.

It is understood the 77-year-old, who lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was responding to South Australian health advice related to Sydney’s growing cluster.

The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has released a statement clarifying the details of the snap lockdown to contain Sydney’s growing northern beaches cluster – which grew to 38 Covid-19 cases on Friday.

The public health order, which lawyers raced to finalise over the past few hours, will come into effect from 5pm on Saturday, and last until midnight on Wednesday.

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