‘I think they’re just playing mind games’ – Allan Border not happy with India’s request to reschedule New Year’s Test against Australia

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Workforce India might be flying to Australia from UAE itself quickly after the IPL.

Allan Border and Virat Kohli
Allan Border and Virat Kohli. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

Workforce India is about to journey Australia quickly after the continued Indian Premier League (IPL). This would be the first worldwide collection for the Virat Kohli-led aspect since March after the South Africa ODIs at house have been postponed resulting from COVID-19 pandemic. Cricket Australia (CA) had earlier launched the schedule for the entire of India’s a lot awaited tour with the T20I collection to begin in October.

Nonetheless, with the T20 World Cup postponed, IPL changed and subsequently, CA needed to reschedule the dates. Accordingly, the 2 boards have labored out just a few dates with the BCCI requesting CA to not begin the standard New 12 months’s Take a look at on January three in Sydney. In all chance, it’s now anticipated to start out on January 7 and former Australia cricketer Allan Border shouldn’t be happy in any respect.

He thinks that it’s a non-negotiable state of affairs for Australia with the Boxing Day Take a look at and New 12 months’s Take a look at being performed for thus a few years now. Border additionally identified that the 2 Take a look at matches are a deal with for the followers throughout the Christmas and New 12 months holidays. He additionally went on to say that India are simply enjoying thoughts video games forward of the tour.

“I don’t suppose it must be a negotiated state of affairs. If it’s vital due to what is going on globally with the virus then honest sufficient, but when it’s simply because they need a little bit of a spell between Boxing Day and the New 12 months’s Take a look at match, then that’s garbage. We’ve been doing this for what number of years now – back-to-back Take a look at matches?

“It really works a deal with by that Christmas-New 12 months interval and I wouldn’t be comfy with it transferring simply because India desire a couple extra days off. I feel they’re simply enjoying thoughts video games,” Allan Border stated whereas talking to Fox Sports activities.

Allan Border urges CA to stay with the dates

Allan Border additionally urged Cricket Australia to stay with the standard dates and never bow all the way down to India’s request. He additionally questioned if BCCI would change their dates if CA request them. Earlier this 12 months, the Australian board had requested its Indian counterpart to postpone their tour to India for 3 ODIs because it was in the midst of their very own house season. Nonetheless, BCCI turned down the request with the dates already finalised for the collection.

“They contemplate themselves the power of world cricket, and financially that’s the case in order that they do have a good say in issues. But when the roles have been reversed, we wouldn’t have a lot say within the itinerary, it might simply be put in entrance of us and these are the dates that we’re going to play.

“You possibly can negotiate as a lot as you want however these are conventional dates that everybody is aware of have been within the calendar perpetually, so to start out negotiating now… it’s a troublesome one. I wouldn’t be bowing all the way down to it – we’ve acquired conventional dates, let’s persist with them,” the 65-year-old additional added.

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