The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is rethinking about whether team India should play in Brisbane or not. Reportedly, the BCCI is not at all happy after Rozy Bates’ comment on the Indian team regarding following quarantine guidelines. Notably, Team India had refused to follow the strict quarantine guidelines in Brisbane and demanded that the 4th Test must also be shifted to Sydney.
However, the Queensland administration was raged by India’s attitude. Queensland’s Shadow Health Minister, Ros Bated had gone on to say that team India must not come to Brisbane if they don’t want to go by the rules. Now, reports have emerged stating that the BCCI is not at all happy about the administration’s comments and is thinking of turning the 4-match series into a 3-game series.
BCCI Thinking Over Reducing Team India’s 4-Match Series Into A 3-Game Series
Speaking to ANI, a BCCI official in the know of developments over the last few days said that the comments from Bates was uncalled for and should have been avoided as the India board has looked to stand united with Cricket Australia nd ensure that the tour goes ahead without any hurdles.
“The statement made by the public representative portrays Indians in poor light and let me assure you, we do not want to do anything other than to abide by the rules, and Rohit Sharma’s strict quarantine is a case in point. To try and propagate a view that we don’t wish to follow the rules is unacceptable and the tone and tenor, in which it was said seemed rife with hostility and bordered on racism. It is, therefore, not a surprise that a rethink is on the cards,” the BCCI official said.
“If a representative of the public does not want us there, it is hurtful and the last thing we want is to upset the Australian fans who have given us so much love and support over the years. We do not wish to make it difficult for them or for Cricket Australia,” the official added on India’s tour of Australia.
The Indian Team To Take On Australia In The Third Test In Sydney
Now, India and Australia will collide in the third Test from January 7 at Sydney. Star Indian opener, Rohit Sharma will join the side from the third Test. Australian opener David Warner will also join the side from the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. T Natarajan looks a definite addition to the side too.