Indian cricketers will not be able to go outside the hotel in Sydney

Melbourne, 4 January (IANS). The Indian team left for Sydney on Monday, where it is to play its third Test match against Australia from January 7. The team management has prohibited players from going outside the hotel except for training.

The BCCI confirmed this to IANS on Monday and said that the players have been asked to stay within the bio-security bubble and be confined to the hotel-ground-hotel.

A video of five Indian players – Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini eating inside a restaurant in Melbourne – went viral which was deemed to be a violation of Cricket Australia’s bio security bubble. This step was taken after this.

The advice from the team management means that the players will remain in strict quarantine for the next two weeks. After Sydney, the team will also be in strict quartin in Brisbane.

On Monday, BCCI and Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that the Kovid-19 Test of players, support staff, officials of both teams has come negative.

The BCCI released a statement on Monday morning, saying that the RT-PCR test of Indian team players and support staff was done on January 3, 2021. All tests have come negative.

A CA spokesperson has confirmed that the Test of Australian players and match officials has also come negative.

“The Kovid-19 Test conducted yesterday by CA players, staff and match officials has come down negative,” the spokesperson said.

It is worth noting that these tests were part of the standard procedure of both the teams and they have nothing to do with the investigation of violations by Indian players.

–IANS

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