BCCI President Sourav Ganguly requests Cricket Australia to reduce the quarantine period for the India tour of Australia.
Ganguly Request to cut down the Quarantine period
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the rules of the game, which restarted with the Test series between England and the West Indies in July. Players have to be in quarantine for two weeks and be tested for the virus before they can take the field.
“Queensland health officials are set to make cricket’s most powerful nation adhere to strict national protocols, details of which have delayed Cricket Australia announcing a revised schedule for its $300 million summers,” the daily wrote in its report.
India are keen on a reduced quarantine and wants the players to be allowed to train in a bio-secure bubble instead of being restricted to a hotel room, which, the BCCI fears, can take a toll on the fitness of its players.
Reason for Reduction in Quarantine Period
“We just hope the number of quarantine days gets reduced a bit. Because we don’t want the players to go all that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing. We are looking at that, the quarantine thing,” Ganguly had said in July.
The report included that the BCCI has recorded an application, mentioning that an all-inclusive playing squad, mentors, uphold staff and families land in Brisbane days after the finals of the ongoing Indian Premier League in the UAE on 10 November, which is under consideration.
“Queensland Health is currently assessing an application received from the Indian cricket team. We will work directly with the team as the assessment progresses,” a QH spokeswoman said.
India tour of Australia Squad
India are set to make a tour to Australia with a large team containing 23 to 25 playing individuals across designs believing the necessities of the arrangement to be played in bio-bubble in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari and the care staff drove by head trainer Ravi Shastri are probably going to have a six-day isolate in Dubai during the business end of the IPL before taking off to Australia.
It is perceived that the different sides will play the white-ball arrangement before the Test with the three-coordinate ODIs in Brisbane (likely 26, 28 and 30 November) , followed by T20s at the Adelaide Oval ( 4, 6, 8 December). The four-coordinate Test series is scheduled to begin on 17 December.