Sydney: The final Test of India’s tour of Australia on the pitch of concern. In the current Kovid situation, the basis for concern is the suggestion that Indian players arriving in Brisbane must stay in the quarantine. According to the Australian media, the Indian team may decide that they will not be able to play in the quarantine again after two weeks in Australia.
Sydney, the venue for the 3rd Test starting on the 7th, will be in New South Wales, the Kovid hotspot. Brisbane is in another state, Queensland, to host the 4th Test. Road borders Queensland are closed. It is government policy that those arriving in Queensland by air from New South Wales should stay in the quarantine. ‘Quarantine is mandatory for anyone coming from the hotspot. That situation will not change ‘- said Dr. Queensland Chief Health Officer. Concerns were heightened when Janet Young said this.
The 3rd Test was planned to be moved from Sydney to Brisbane. But was later confirmed in Sydney itself. Under the new circumstances, the final Test is likely to be played in Sydney instead of Brisbane. Starting on the 15th.
Fear not board
The Aussie board says there is nothing to worry about. It’s just that the biosecure bubble system in Brisbane will be stricter than in Sydney. The board also said that steps have been taken to ensure that the players do not face any difficulties. ‘We are ready to wait. Let things be clear ‘- as the BCCI official reacted to the issue. The Indian team will leave Melbourne for Sydney today for the 3rd Test with the five players in isolation.
The manager is in trouble
Girish Dongra, BCCI’s Administrative Manager with the team, is responsible for briefing team members on matters related to the Kovid protocol. ‘The protocol list is not always something players carry in their pockets. There is a manager who pays the BCCI to educate them. It remains to be seen whether there has been a fall on his part, “said a BCCI official.
BCCI blames fan
The BCCI has ruled that the five players who had to go into isolation did not violate the Kovid protocol. Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Prithviraj Shah, Navdeep Saini and Rishabh Pant have been sentenced to life in prison by the Australian Board following the release of pictures and videos of them eating together at a hotel.
According to BCCI sources, the players were on their way to the hotel when it rained. ‘Things got pooled by a fan named Navdeep Singh. He took photos and videos of the stars without permission. The stars said no but paid their food bills. Not only did he post these pictures on social media for publicity, he also hugged the ball and boasted. I don’t think the Aussie board will take a decision on such a person ‘- said a BCCI official.
Nordia 6 wickets; Sri Lanka collapsed
Johannesburg ∙ South Africa remain strong in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka with the help of pacer Andrich Nortia who took 6 wickets. South Africa were bowled out for 157 on the first day and were bowled out for 148 in reply.
Opener Dean Elgar (92) and Razi Vander Dawson (40) are at the crease. Earlier, Sri Lanka were bowled out by Nordia (6–56).
5 wickets for Jaimison
Christchurch (New Zealand) കൈ New Zealand thrashed Pakistan by 297 runs on the first day of the second Test at the helm of Kyle Jaimison (5–69), who took 5 wickets for the 3rd time in the 6th Test of his career.
Azhar Ali (93) and skipper Mohammad Rizwan (61) were the main contributors to Pakistan’s pace.