As a precaution on the tour of Australia, the entire team, along with five Indian players living in segregation, will leave Sydney from Melbourne on Monday in a chartered plane together for the third Test of the series. Investigations are underway against Indian vice-captains Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Sau and Navdeep Saini for allegedly breaking violations of the applicable biosafety protocols for the prevention of corona virus but will not prevent them from traveling with the team .
The clip went viral on social media
Cricket Australia said that they are investigating the matter with the BCCI (Cricket Board of India). The matter caught fire when a fan named Nawaldeep Singh shared a video on Twitter in which the five were eating at an indoor restaurant. A BCCI official told PTI on the condition of confidentiality, “If you read the statement of Cricket Australia (CA) carefully, they never said that it is a violation.” They said they wanted to determine if it was a violation. ‘
Team India will fly tomorrow afternoon
“Therefore, there is no restriction on these five players going to Sydney with the team. The entire team is flying tomorrow afternoon. It is learned that the Indian team is not happy with the way Cricket Australia has dealt with this issue. The source said, ‘If that fan had not lied on social media about hugging the player (Pant), then this matter would not have been big. The players went inside because there was drizzle.
Video created without permission
He said, “He made the video without permission and then paid the bill for publicity without asking anyone and put it on social media.” He asked, ‘Do you want to say that Cricket Australia will decide based on the video of a person who lied first and then retracted his statement.
Questions raised on BCCI officer
After this whole case, the functioning of the team’s administrative manager Girish Dongre is also being questioned. Another BCCI official said Dongre is an employee of the BCCI and has been hired to handle the team over the Kovid-19 protocol. He said, ‘It is not necessary for players to remember everything in the protocol. There is a professional team for this work, who have to ensure that every rule is followed. It was Dongre’s duty to ensure that the players were told that they could not go to an indoor arena. ‘
India’s objection in Brisbane
Australian media claimed on Sunday that the Indian team did not want to travel there for the fourth Test due to strict segregation rules in Brisbane. But it is learned that the fourth and final Test of the series will be played at the Gaba ground in Brisbane from its scheduled schedule on 15 January. A boundary ban on Kovid-19 is a problem between the Government of New South Wales (the venue of the third Test in Sydney) and the State of Queensland (Brisbane).
Corona case increased around Sydney
Queensland has closed its borders for people traveling from New South Wales due to rising cases of corona virus in Sydney and surrounding areas. The test match, however, will be an exception to this and players will remain in a strict bio-bubble like the IPL. The BCCI is yet to contact Cricket Australia about transferring the fourth Test from Brisbane to Sydney. A BCCI official said, ‘The situation is always changing. We should wait a few more days for this.