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Redbacks cricketers investigated for possible COVID breach at Adelaide bar

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has launched an investigation into the behaviour of Redbacks players following a report a group was evicted from an Adelaide nightclub after breaching COVID-19 health orders.

SA Police has confirmed 10 men were ordered to leave the Cry Baby nightclub in the early hours of Tuesday morning, following the Redbacks’ draw with Queensland in the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval that ended on Monday afternoon.

“About 12:30am, Tuesday, October 19, police were called to a licensed premises on Burnett Street, Adelaide, after reports of a disturbance” police said in a statement.

“Ten men were evicted from the premises left the area without further incident. There were no arrests.”

Dancing is currently banned at public venues in South Australia under COVID-19 restrictions.

SACA has since confirmed concerns were raised about the behaviour of several players.

Queensland ended the match against South Australia with a draw after coming back from a bad position.(AAP: David Mariuz)

“SACA has been made aware of an allegation that several Redback players were asked to leave a city venue following concerns about their behaviour,” the organisation said in a statement.

“While SACA has not received a formal complaint from any party, the details and circumstances surrounding the allegations are currently being investigated.

“As an organisation SACA is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour both on and off the field and expects all its personnel to adhere to current COVID-19 restrictions in the interest of community safety.”

Cry Baby is located between Hindley and Currie Streets in the CBD.

The owner has been contacted for comment.

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