India’s reluctance in playing the last Test of the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, starting from January 15 at The Gabba in Brisbane has stirred a heated debate in the cricket fraternity with many cricket pundits and analysts coming up with their perspectives and blaming either the Indian players or Cricket Australia for creating an unnecessary ruckus.
As per the health guidelines in Brisbane, the players will be confined to their rooms and will only be allowed to leave the hotel for training sessions and the Test match. The Indian players, who are living in a biosecure bubble since August 2020 are hesitant to enter the bubble once again. Thus, they requested the authorities to shift the third Test to either Sydney or Melbourne.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer and renowned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who is known for his controversial sayings, once again made a blunt statement as he reckoned that the Indian players should either stick to the rules laid out by Cricket Australia (CA) or should opt-out of the marquee series. There is no middle way and they can’t have everything as per their convenience.
Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Manjrekar wrote: “It’s quite simple really. Either rule yourself out for selection or once selected respect the bio bubble & the strict protocols. Can’t have it both ways. #INDvsAUSTest”
It’s quite simple really. Either rule yourself out for selection or once selected respect the bio bubble & the strict protocols. Can’t have it both ways.#INDvsAUSTest
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 4, 2021
Indian players will be allowed to meet in the hotel in Brisbane
As per the latest development, Cricket Australia had an informal talk with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the two authorities have agreed to travel to Brisbane after Sydney for the third Test.
Also, the state chief health officer Dr. Jeannette Young assured that players won’t be typically confined to their rooms as they would be allowed to interact with each other at the common meeting spots in the hotel.
“They will be confined to the hotel. We have worked with them they can have bubbles within that hotel. Because they are going to be going and playing with colleagues in the matches so they will have exposure there. So it doesn’t expose me if they have exposure to each other in the hotel,” Dr. Young said as quoted by Yahoo.
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