Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday mentioned that BCCI is simply “defending its gamers” by searching for a quarantine rest forward of the fourth Check, identical to Queensland well being authorities are entitled to defend their individuals within the wake of contemporary COVID-19 instances in Brisbane.
The BCCI has already written to Cricket Australia for rest of laborious quarantine in Brisbane and the house board has given verbal assurances. Nevertheless, a brand new three-day lockdown in Brisbane has forged a shadow over the sport scheduled from January 15.
“The Queensland authorities is totally entitled to guard its individuals. Equally, I imagine the BCCI is totally entitled to guard its workforce. I feel that’s one thing we should always always remember,” Gavaskar mentioned throughout commentary on Channel 7.
“In Sydney, there are individuals coming to the bottom after which going again and having dinner at a restaurant or having a gathering of 20, 30 individuals in a pub.”
Gavaskar mentioned that Indian workforce just isn’t unjustified in demanding that if the gamers are collectively on the floor for 10 hours, they need to be no less than allowed to mingle within the resort.
“What they’re saying is they need to even be allowed to do one thing related. You could possibly have a state of affairs the place the ball goes into the group, someone from the group touches the ball. One can perceive that. One can perceive why they’re feeling that means,” added Gavaskar.