AUS vs IND: Team India, support staff’s Kovid-19 test before Sydney Test, report negative

Highlights:

  • Before the third Test match of the series, the guest team and support staff got the Kovid-19 test done.
  • The BCCI said that the test report of the team and support staff members has come negative.
  • The third Test match of the series between India and Australia will start in Sydney from 7 January

Melbourne
Before the third Test match of the series between India and Australia, the guest team and support staff were given the Kovid-19 test. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave this information on Monday.

The BCCI said that the report of the latest Kovid-19 Test conducted before the Sydney Test match by the Indian team and support staff members was negative. The third Test will begin in Sydney from January 7.

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The BCCI said in a statement, “RT-PCR test for Kovid-19 was carried out on 3 January 2021 by Indian cricket team players and support staff members. All the test reports have come negative.

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All of them were isolated after a video of five players from Team India, including vice-captain Rohit Sharma, having dinner at an indoor restaurant surfaced. After this, everyone’s tests were done as a precaution. Apart from Rohit, opener Shubman Gill, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, fast bowler Navdeep Saini and batsman Prithvi Sauv were among the five players whose videos went viral on social media.

Cricket Australia had announced that a joint investigation with the BCCI was being conducted to see if these players had violated the Biosafety Protocol (Bio-Secure) prepared for the series. These five players were however allowed to practice and travel with the team for the Sydney match.


The four-match series between the two teams is still 1–1. Where India lost by 8 wickets in the first Test match played in Adelaide, Australia lost in the second Test match. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane is leading the team India.