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Paine backs authorities amid air quality concerns in Sydney

Sydney, January 2: Tim Paine backed staff to make the right decisions amid concerns over poor air quality during Australia’s third Test against New Zealand in Sydney. Bushfires are raging across Australia, including in New South Wales, leading to concerns over the air quality ahead of the Test at the SCG. powered by Rubicon Project Paine said he had discussed the issue ahead of the Test, which begins on Friday (January 3), amid worries over the players’ health.

“Not at the moment I’m not (concerned), but again we’re lucky that in the Australian setup we’ve got world-class doctors and people that are put in place to make those decisions,” the Australia captain told a news conference. “As a playing group we’re just focusing on what we can control which is going out and playing and we’ll be doing that until we’re told otherwise.

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