Australia vs India: After the recent round of coronavirus testing done in Australia, all the members of the visitor’s side tested negative for the virus. The latest RT-PCR testing done on 3rd January revealed that all the members of India are safe and are all set to fly to Sydney.
“Playing members of the Indian Cricket Team and support staff underwent an RT-PCR Test for Covid-19 on January 3, 2021. All tests have returned negative results,” Bcci said in its media release.
However, the investigation surrounding five Indian players including Rohit Sharma for the possible breach of bio-security protocol is still on. Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are jointly probing into the matter after the incident took place.
Team India will fly to Sydney:
Team India with all the players is all set to fly to Sydney in the same chartered flight on Monday.
Team India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Opener Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and pacer Navdeep Saini landed themselves into the controversy after a fan spotted them at the restaurant and paid the bill without seeking cricketers permission.
The BCCI official said in the statement that, “all the involved players will travel with the whole squad no matter what. Cricket Australia has not directly said it’s a breach, they said they are finding if it is a breach or not.”
In the meantime, the fourth test between India and Australia is on hold as some of the Indian cricketers showed their reluctance in traveling to Brisbane due to the strict quarantine rules of the city.
However, it is learned that the series will go as per the schedule and the senior BCCI officials are ready to play the fourth and final Test at Brisbane’s Gaba from January 15th.
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