Brisbane: The Indian cricket team does not want to play the fourth and final test of the Australian Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Gaba due to strict lockdown rules in Brisbane. In such a situation, the Queensland government said that if the visiting team was unwilling to accept state protocols, they should not go to the state.
The news came that if the Indian team were to go through quarantine, they would not be willing to travel to Brisbane. Members of the Queensland government said following the rules is the only option for the visiting team. Queensland Health Minister Ros Bates said: “If the Indian team doesn’t want to follow the rules, don’t come here.”
Today I was asked about reports from the Indian cricket team wanting quarantine restrictions relaxed just for them, ahead of Gabba’s next test. My response #Cricket #IndiavsAustralia @ICC @CricketAus pic.twitter.com/MV7W0rIntM
– Ros Bates MP (@Ros_Bates_MP) January 3, 2021
Queensland Sports Minister Tim Mander has said there is no question of ignoring protocols. Everyone has to go through the same process. Mendor said: ‘If the Indian cricket team doesn’t want to follow Brisbane’s quarantine guidelines, they haven’t come here. The same rules apply to everyone. Easy.
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Australian batsman Matthew Wade has said the host team are prepared to sacrifice themselves in any way to keep up with the schedule. He said: “We also like to travel to Australia like others do. But we understand that we have to make sacrifices to complete this tour.
Wade was asked if he was ready to play back-to-back games in Sydney because the quarantine rules in Brisbane are strict? He said, “No, obviously we wouldn’t like to do that. The program has arrived and we want to stick to it. Cricket Australia is ready to follow the schedule. That’s why I hope to go to our Gaba, even though it’s in quarantine. We’ll just go to the ground and come back to the hotel.