Former Australian paceman Brett Lee has been forced to leave the Sydney Test to return home following the COVID-19 outbreak in Northern Beaches in the state.
Lee is a resident of the Northern Beaches and is one of many staff from both broadcasters Fox Sports and Channel 7 who have been sent home after the cluster.
According to The telegraph of the dayLee is not showing any symptoms of the virus and has not visited any of the notified hot spots.
Cricket Australia has sent an urgent service note to all media covering the first Test who have visited the northern beaches in the past three weeks to contact them as soon as possible.
Sydney is currently scheduled to host the third Test in the Border-Gavaskar Series on January 7, but it remains to be seen whether the match needs to be moved.
Queensland emerges as a potential option, although Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has already dismissed the Indian cricket team.
The state previously ditched the right to host white ball matches between Australia and India after it was dissatisfied with biosecurity protocols around the Indian team.
Another option could be to play both the second and third test of the series at Melbourne Cricket Ground, with Victoria having no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in over a month.