1170 SEN’s Jimmy Smith is reporting that the BCCI has written to Cricket Australia, declaring they will not be travelling to Brisbane.
This comes following the Queensland government’s declaration that the Test squads would need to endure another bout of hotel quarantine following the Sydney Test, given the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state.
“I’m getting this as we speak that actually the BCCI have formally written to Cricket Australia about not going to Brisbane,” Smith told SEN.
“The BCCI have formally written to Cricket Australia about the restrictions that will be imposed on the Indian team in Brisbane.
“They are against that. They’ve been in lockdown for an extended period of time, of course most of these people were playing in the IPL in Abu Dubai and then came here to Australia.
“Most of them have been involved in that for an extended period, then they had tours before that where they were in lockdown.
“So they’re saying ‘nope, too restrictive, once we’ve passed the protocols, why can’t we walk around like the rest of the people in the community.
“The advice is that they don’t want to go to Brisbane.”
Indian Test coach Ravi Shastri made a statement yesterday, walking around the SCG unmasked.
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