AUS vs IND | 5 Indian gamers remoted as CA, BCCI launch investigation into breach of COVID-19 protocols


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Rohit Sharma

5 Indian gamers – Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini – have been positioned into isolation for potential breach of COVID-19 protocols after a video went viral on social media the place they had been noticed having meals at a restaurant in Melbourne. 

The gamers have been separated from the Indian and the Australian squad who’re each in Melbourne “in accordance with the strict protocols which were put in place to make sure the continuing security of all members of the Indian and Australian squads,” stated a Cricket Australia assertion on Saturday evening.

“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and looking for to find out whether or not the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity protocols. 

“Within the interim, on the recommendation of the Australian and Indian medical groups, the aforementioned gamers have been positioned in isolation as a precaution. This can embrace separating the group of gamers from the broader Indian and Australian squads when touring and on the coaching venue.”

A video of the 5 gamers sitting at a restaurant on New 12 months’s Day went viral after a cricket fan shared it on his Twitter web page, who even claimed to have paid their invoice. He additional added that he hugged Pant earlier than clarifying on the next day that he did not. 

The protocols are anticipated to get stricter in Sydney the place they are going to be travelling on Monday. These protocols of Cricket Australia, who’re but to obtain a inexperienced sign from Queensland’s authorities for the journey of gamers from Sydney to Brisbane for the fourth Check, have helped them in tackling a second outbreak within the nation. 

BCCI too will likely be trying into the matter and resolve the sanctions for this breach. 

The third Check begins on January 7 with the collection levelled at 1-1. 



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