Queensland’s Health Shadow Minister Ross Bates’ remarks on containment guidelines for the fourth test in Brisbane weren’t too well downed because they felt the team’s image was bad in India’s Cricket Bucket Empire (BCCI).
Disappointed by the turn of events, BCCI is turning the four-test series into a three-match and rethinking whether it should end the series with a pink test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
A BCCI official, who is aware of what has been going on over the past few days, spoke with ANI, saying Bates’s comments were not requested and should be avoided as the Indian Board of Directors has allied with Cricket Australia to try to get the tour going. Without obstacles.
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Officials said the officials were hurt if they didn’t want the team to play. The official pointed to Rohit Sharma, who was quarantined for 14 days after landing in Sydney, and said it was sad to spread the view that the Indian team did not want to follow the rules.
“The statement made by the public representative portrays the Indians pitifully. We don’t want to do anything other than obey the rules. Rohit Sharma’s strict quarantine is a good example. It is unacceptable to try and spread the view that we do not want to follow the rules, it is the tone and tenor of saying that hostility is rampant and facing racism. So, it is not surprising that the cards are in stock.
“If the public representative doesn’t want us, it’s hurtful and the last thing we want is to upset Australian fans who have given us so much love and support. We don’t want to make them or Cricket Australia difficult,” the official said.
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“If the Indians don’t want to stick to the rules, don’t come,” Bates said as questions were raised about whether the Indian team would follow strict containment protocols for the final tests in the series at The Gabba.
She made a statement on social media as well, and Tim Mander, Queensland’s Shadow Sports Minister, reflected her feelings.
“The Indian cricket team must not come to spit on all over Brisbane’s quarantine guidelines for the fourth test,” said Mander, as Fox Sports reported.
“The same rules should apply to everyone. It’s that simple.”
Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley said on Monday that India did not officially comment on its fourth test match in Brisbane, and for now, the series will go as planned.
“We have nothing official to suggest other than what BCCI supports. We talked daily with representatives at BCCI and made it clear what the exact requirements were in Brisbane over the last 24 hours,” cricket.com.au quoted Hockley.
“There have been reports of players getting stuck in their room. It’s not like that. Typically for test matches, players can arrive on the ground between 8am and 9am, stay there until 6 or 7pm, then return to the hotel to relax and recover, and mix within the group. . So everyone fully understands and supports it.”
Earlier, the Indian team players were one of the toughest weekends on Australian land on this tour, and they performed negative tests for the coronavirus, which results in the coming Monday morning.
Five Indian players (Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Navdeep Saini) went to a restaurant in Melbourne and showed that they followed all the necessary protocols during an unwanted media investigation.
BCCI said, “On January 3, 2021, members of the Indian cricket team and support staff were RT-PCR tested against Covid-19. All of the tests yielded negative results.
The third test between India and Australia will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground starting January 7th.