Amid the ongoing controversy over the breaking of the Covid-19 protocol, there has been a lot of relief for Team India. The coroner’s test report for all Indian players in Melbourne on January 3 came back negative. The BCCI has given information about this. India and Australia will leave for Sydney on Monday to play the third Test of the series. The four-match Test series is still 1-1. India lost to Australia by 8 wickets in the Boxing-Day Test in Melbourne.
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According to ANI, the BCCI has issued a statement saying, “On January 3, players and support personnel on behalf of the Indian cricket team tested the RT-PCR for the Covid-19. All test results have been negative. This is good news for the Indian team amid the ongoing controversy over restaurants. Significantly, Rohit Sharma, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw, Shubhaman Gill and Habshav Pant were accused of violating the Covid-19 protocol when five players went to a restaurant in Melbourne for dinner. At this point, one fan posted a video on social media and claimed that Pant hugged him. Cricket Australia then asked the five players to remain isolated until the investigation was completed.
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Apart from that, there is a lot of controversy about the Brisbane Test at this time. Team India has expressed reluctance to go there due to segregation restrictions in Brisbane and said both are ready to play Test matches as they are in the same city. The Queensland government then issued a statement saying the Indian team should not come to Brisbane if it did not want to play according to the rules. Meanwhile, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin sneered at the Indian team, saying that Team India’s sweat was dripping from the Australian record in Gaba and he was scared.