Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will get what they want as far as the venue of the fourth and final Test in Brisbane.
The 4th Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is originally scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane. However, reports have emerged in the past 2-3 days, claiming that India may refuse to travel to Brisbane if they are asked to undergo another hard quarantine.
Reacting to the report, former swashbuckler Andrew Symonds said that the BCCI seems to have a “fair bit of power over people” and he can’t see them not getting what as they want.
“Have you ever had any dealings with the BCCI? They seem to have a fair bit of power over people. It comes down to probably what the Queensland government’s going to allow them to do … But I can’t see India not getting their way, to be honest with you.” Andrew Symonds told Fox Sports.
“We’ve had nothing formal from the BCCI to suggest anything other than they’re supportive”- Nick Hockley
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley has rubbished all the reports suggesting that the Indian contingent is not ready to travel to Brisbane for the final Test.
Hockley said that Cricket Australia and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have been in touch with each other on a constant basis and at no point, have they got an impression that the BCCI is reluctant.
“We speak to our counterparts at the BCCI daily. We’ve had nothing formal from the BCCI to suggest anything other than they’re supportive … Both teams have wanted to play the schedule as we’ve set out,” Nick Hockley told reporters in Sydney on Monday.
Both sides will lock horns in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 07, post which they are scheduled to travel to Queensland via a chartered flight. The 4th Test is scheduled to take place at the Gabba from January 15.