Sydney: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has said BCCI only secures players like Queensland ahead of the fourth test demanding a relaxation of quarantine rules. Brisbane’s health official is authorized to save his people amid the latest cases of COVID-19 in Brisbane.
BCCI has already written to Cricket Australia to waive strict quarantine rules in Brisbane and the national council has given verbal assurances. However, with a 3-day lockdown in Brisbane, there are apprehensions about the game from January 15.
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Gavaskar said: “The Queensland government is fully empowered to protect its people. Likewise, I think BCCI is also fully empowered to secure its team. I think we should never forget this thing.
Gavaskar also said: “In Sydney, people come into the field and go back to the restaurant for dinner where 20 or 30 people congregate in the pub. Sunil Gavaskar said it was not unreasonable for the Indian team to demand that if the players stay together for 10 hours on the pitch, they should be allowed to meet at least at the hotel.
He said: “They say they should also be allowed to meet in the same way. There may also be a situation in front of you where the ball goes to the audience and someone in the crowd touches the ball. This thing can be understood. We understand why they feel that way.