On the tour of Australia, India has to play the fourth Test in Brisbane but it has not been clear yet whether it will be able to compete or not. Actually Brisbane has a lockdown and the players of Team India will have to live under strict quarantine rules, but now the new strain of Corona virus has threatened the Brisbane test.
According to the latest media reports, BCCI has told Cricket Australia that due to Corona’s new strain, his England series may be affected. Meaning that the concern of BCCI is now not just Brisbane’s strict quarantine rules but also the new strain of Corona.
According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, BCCI has told Cricket Australia that currently there is no restriction on going from Australia to India, but the board fears that due to Corona’s new strain, these rules may change soon.
Currently, travelers going from Britain to New Delhi who are found to be corona negative have to stay quarantine for one week and at home in addition to the 7-day quarantine, now if this rule also applies to Team India, then it will make India-England series ‘S schedule may be affected.
India is scheduled to fly from Australia on January 19, while the England series is starting from February 5. It is clear that the BCCI wants somewhere that Team India can fly to the country only after the Sydney Test and this Test series ends after three Tests.
According to reports, Team India management is also concerned about the strict quarantine rule of Brisbane. In Brisbane, the players of Team India will not be allowed to go out of the hotel rooms but the BCCI has told Cricket Australia that its players are not ready for this. Cricket cannot conduct the Australian Fourth Test anywhere else as Big Bash League matches are going on at other grounds. Now only time will tell whether Team India will play the fourth Test in Brisbane or not? Or will the series end only after the Sydney Test.