Doubts over India vs Australia 4th Test in Brisbane grow after Queensland impose hard lockdown – cricket

The Queensland government’s at least three-day’hard’ blockade starting Friday evening has raised further doubts about the 4th Indian-Australian test scheduled to take place in Brisbane, the news agency Associated Press reported. The limit starts at 6pm on Friday and ends at 6pm on Monday. Blockades were imposed due to a new incident in Brisbane.

The Indian and Australian squads will travel to Brisbane on Tuesday, when the current restrictions on working from home will end, but local governments have said they will not hesitate to extend the closure if they stop. The spread of the virus.

A cleaning lady from a quarantine hotel in Brisbane has tested positive for the highly contagious British COVID-19 strain, urging the state to take drastic action.

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Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said Friday: “We will work hard and we will do our best to stop the spread.

“This is incredibly serious. We are declaring the Greater Brisbane area a hotspot, and we are asking our colleagues in other jurisdictions to declare Greater Brisbane a hotspot until we work on this issue,” Palaszczuk said.

When asked about the Brisbane test match, which will start on January 15th, Premier said, “I’m still talking. . . It’s still a positive conversation at this stage.”

There have been various reports in Australian media that Indian team executives are reluctant to travel to Brisbane to take the 4th test when stricter quarantine rules apply. Indian stand-in captain Ajin Karahane pointed out early in the play that Indian players aren’t’annoying’ at all, they follow the biobubble rules, but they get tough.

Both sides are currently playing their third test match in Sydney and the series is locked 1-1.

(Including AP input)