The fourth Test of the series between India and Australia is scheduled to be played in Brisbane, but Team India does not want to travel to Brisbane due to the Covid-19 protocol and segregation restrictions. The team has made it clear that it is not ready to be in the bio bubble again at any cost. The Indian team has also suggested that they are ready to play the remaining two Test matches of the series in one city. The Queensland government, meanwhile, is unhappy with India’s decision and has made it clear to Team India that it will not vote if it does not follow the rules.
Today I was asked about the reports that the Indian cricket team wants to reduce the segregation restrictions only for them before the upcoming Gabba Test. My response is 6 #Cricket #Indiaves Australia ICC Crickethouse pic.twitter.com/MV7W0rIntM
– Rose Bates MP (@Rose_Bates_MP) January 3, 2021
The Queensland government has issued a statement saying that if Team India does not want to play according to the rules, they do not need to come here. Speaking to an Australian channel, state health minister Rose Bates said, “If Indians don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come.” Queensland Sports Minister Tim Mender also later agreed with Bates, saying “if the Indian cricket team does not want to follow the quarantine rules and guidelines, they should not come here.” The same rule applies to everyone. Simple. ‘
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Earlier, a Team India source told CricketBuzz, “If you look, we set aside Dubai for 14 days before we reached Sydney and then we are in quarantine for 14 days. This means we have been in a very hard bubble for about a month before we came out. What we don’t want is the end of the Coromandel tour again. The Indian team is currently in Melbourne and both teams will leave for Sydney for the third Test on Monday.