India Tour of Australia: After the strictness of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on the quarantine rules, doubts about the GABA test have increased. According to the report of news agency ANI, the BCCI is now considering whether to play the fourth Test match at the Gabba or not. There is also news that Team India can end this tour after the third Test in Sydney. Whereas between India and Australia, there are 4 Test matches during this period. The BCCI has become more serious about this matter after Queensland Health Minister Ross Bates, in which Bates had said that if the Indian team does not want to follow the rules, then do not come here.
According to news agency ANI, BCCI sources said that such remarks have made a difference to Team India’s image. Now the board is thinking that the four-Test series should be called off only after three matches and after the Sydney Test, it should be thought of returning home. The third test match will be played in Sydney from January 7. After which the fourth Test match is to be held in Brisbane. At present the series is tied at 1-1.
Ind vs Aus: ‘Disappointed’ by Bates’ comments, BCCI rethinking playing at The Gabba
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 4, 2021
Not ready for strict rules
The Indian team says that it is not ready for strict quarantine that we have to live in a zoo like animals. Whereas 20 thousand people can reach the stadium to watch the match. A person associated with the team has said that when everyone’s report comes negative, then what is the need of quarantine. We too should be treated like the people of Australia. They are ready to follow the ‘government protocol’, which will have to be followed by all the people of the respective state. If crowds were not allowed inside the grounds then it makes sense for them to ask us to be quarantined inside the hotel.
BCCI gave Rohit’s example
BCCI has also reprimanded those spreading false news. Giving the example of the first 14 days of quarantine after Rohit Sharma joined the team, an official said that we are following every protocol. Then why wrong news is being spread about breaking the protocol. If any representative to Australia wants us not to come to the Gabba, we will consider it.
Allegations against 5 players of Team India
According to Australian media, five Indian players were also accused of breaking the protocol. These included Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw, who were seen eating inside a restaurant on New Year’s Day in Melbourne. The Sydney Morning Herald confirmed that the players had gone to the restaurant. The Indian team management and BCCI issued a statement supporting the players and said that the Indian cricketers have not violated any protocol. Everyone associated with the team is well aware of the rules.
Together all the players will go to Sydney
The Indian cricket team will leave for Sydney tomorrow for the third test match against Australia. Those five players will also go with Team India, who were isolated for breaking Covid 19 bio-security protocols. Team India sources said that they are going to travel together and there is no violation of any protocol in this. Indian players have been accused of frivolous. The entire team is following all the rules of Corona for 2 months.