Team India Fully Supportive Of Playing In Brisbane: Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

Team India Fully Supportive Of Playing In Brisbane: Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

Ajinkya Rahane, India
India. (Credits: Twitter)

Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hockley has rubbished all the reports claiming that Team India is reluctant to travel to Brisbane for the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

In the past few days, the Australian media has reported that Indian players will refuse to travel to Brisbane for the final Test if they are subjected to another hard quarantine.

India, Australia
India (Credits: Twitter)

However, Hockley has maintained that Cricket Australia has been in constant communication with their counterparts in the BCCI and they received nothing but constant support from them.

“We speak to our counterparts at the BCCI daily,” Nick Hockley told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

“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.” he added.

 

”Let’s just suck it up and get on with it. And stop complaining.”- Nathan Lyon to players from both India and Australia

India, Nick Hockley, Nathan Lyon, Cheteshwar Pujara
Matthew Wade attempts to catch Cheteshwar Pujara off Nathan Lyon (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has urged players from both sides to stop complaining about staying in a bio-bubble and get on with it.

“I’m not even thinking about Plan B or not playing at the Gabba … 100 per cent planning on going to Brissie and sticking with Plan A. We’ve heard nothing (to the contrary),” Nathan Lyon said.

“There are a few people from both squads who have been in a bubble for close to six months now but in my eyes it’s a very small sacrifice. Let’s just suck it up and get on with it. And stop complaining.” he added.

Meanwhile, both India and Australia will travel to Sydney on January 04 to take part in the third Test which commences on January 07.

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