Australia vs India: Team India’s 5 players were put under precautionary isolation by Cricket Australia on Saturday. Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma along with Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini, Shubman Gill, and Prithvi Shaw have been isolated from the rest of the squads in Melbourne.
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Recently a piece of news came out that these players have possibly breached the Covid-19 protocols set by Cricket Australia while eating out in the restaurant. However, there is no clarity from either side till now.
Team India and Australia are right now level at 1-1 in the four-game test series. Both the sides are at Melbourne before heading to Sydney for the third test match.
In the video getting viral on social media, Rohit Sharma, Navdeep Saini, SHubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, and Rishabh Pant were seen eating out in a restaurant.
BCCI initially ruled out any investigation but Cricket Australia later released that the joint probe is on and all the players who were seen out are sent to precautionary isolation.
According to the rules and protocols set by Cricket Australia, the players can go out to eat but maintaining social distance.
Cricket Australia and BCCI investigating the issue:
“Both the boards, BCCI and CA are investigating the issue whether the players have breached the bio-secure bubble protocols and rules,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
“After consulting with medical teams, the mentioned players have been sent to isolation as a precaution. The isolation will include separating from the rest of the Indian and Australian groups while traveling and practicing in the nets,” CA said.
“These players- Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, and Navdeep Saini will remain in isolation for few days but are allowed to train within strict rules set by Cricket Australia and the Australian government.”