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Nick Hockley Dismisses Speculations Of India Boycotting 4th Brisbane Test

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Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s interim CEO has dismissed hypothesis that India is contemplating a boycott of the 4th Check in Brisbane as they should re-enter strict quarantine situations.

Australian media, citing unnamed sources inside India’s touring get together, reported the staff’s gamers are refusing to journey to Brisbane if they’re subjected to a gruelling lockdown in Queensland state.

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Nick Hockley. Picture Credit score: Getty Photographs.

Nick Hockley: BCCI Totally Supportive Of Cricket Australia’s Quarantine Norms As Each Groups Wished To Play As Per Schedule

Nick Hockley stated the Indian cricket board (BCCI) was absolutely supportive of quarantine necessities in Queensland and CA and BCCI are in contact with one another.

“We converse to our counterparts on the BCCI every day,” he instructed reporters in Sydney on Monday.

“We’ve had nothing formal from the BCCI to recommend something aside from they’re supportive … Each groups have needed to play the schedule as we’ve set out.”

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Cricket Australia And BCCI

The third check within the four-match Check collection will start at Sydney Cricket Floor after Cricket Australia determined to not transfer the match elsewhere within the wake of a contemporary outbreak of COVID-19 within the outskirts of the town.

Queensland has closed its border with New South Wales, the place Sydney is the capital, however agreed to let the gamers journey to Brisbane for the fourth check commencing January 15, so long as they comply with abide by strict biosecurity protocols in Queensland state. Nick Hockley, nonetheless, stated BCCI is absolutely supportive and that each groups are prepared to hold out the collection as deliberate.

Nathan Lyon: It’s A Small Sacrifice For Cricketers To Be In Bio Bubble For Shut To six Months

5 Indian gamers together with Rohit Sharma are beneath investigation by CA and the BCCI for a possible breach of well being protocols after a video surfaced of them eating at a Melbourne restaurant.

BCCI have declined to publicly affirm their help for the Brisbane quarantine plan or touch upon the investigation, though the BCCI stated in a short assertion on Monday that every one gamers and workers had been cleared of COVID-19 as they’ve been discovered unfavorable.

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Nathan Lyon. Picture Credit score: Getty Photographs.

Australia spin bowler Nathan Lyon referred to as on gamers from each the groups to not complain about touring within the COVID-19 bubble for a very long time because it’s a small sacrifice.

“There’s just a few folks from each squads who’ve been in a bubble for shut to 6 months now however in my eyes it’s a really small sacrifice,” he instructed reporters on Monday.

“Let’s simply suck it up and get on with it.”

Indian gamers had been busy taking part in IPL 2020 from September 19 whereas Australia staff performed in opposition to England from 4th September within the aftermath of Covid-19 which led to cancellations and postponements of many collection.

The four-test collection is degree at 1-1 after India bounced again to profitable methods from a loss in day-night Check at Adelaide to beat Australia by eight wickets in Melbourne final week.

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