A four-Test Border-Gavaskar series is being played between India and Australia. The third Test match of the series is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the fourth match is to be played in Brisbane from 15 January, which is still being debated. Sunil Gavaskar has come out in support of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on this whole issue. Gavaskar said on Friday that the BCCI is only securing its players by seeking relaxation in the rules of isolation ahead of the fourth Test, such as Queensland health officials trying to save their people in Brisbane in view of the latest Covid-19 cases is.
The BCCI has already written to Cricket Australia (CA) to waive stringent isolation rules in Brisbane and the domestic board has given verbal assurances. However, a three-day lockdown in Brisbane has clouded fears over the match starting on 15 January. Gavaskar said during the commentary on ‘Channel 7’, ‘The Queensland government is fully authorized to protect its people. In the same way I believe that BCCI is also authorized to secure its team completely. I think we should never forget this thing. ‘
He said, “In Sydney, people are coming to the grounds and then going back to dinner in restaurants or 20 or 30 people are gathering in pubs.” Gavaskar said that it is not unreasonable for the Indian team to demand that the players should be allowed to meet each other at least in the hotel if they stay together for 10 hours on the field. He said, ‘They are saying that they should also be allowed to meet in the same way. You can also have a situation in which the ball goes to the audience and someone in the crowd touches the ball. This thing can be understood. It is understandable why they are feeling this way. ‘