India captain Ajinkya Rahane tried to douse the quarantine controversy on Wednesday, stating that his workforce is “not aggravated” with strict bio-safety protocols however conceded that it was “difficult” to be confined when life exterior their five-star facility right here appears to be “regular”.
There have been unconfirmed media experiences that the Indian contingent has been sad with the quarantine protocols in Sydney the place they’ve been confined to resort and even stricter guidelines issued for venue of the fourth Check Brisbane, the place they would not even transfer out of their respective rooms.
“We’re not in any respect aggravated however sure there are some challenges in quarantine as life in Sydney is totally regular. We’re not in any respect aggravated and we all know what’s our precedence right here,” the Indian captain made it clear whereas fielding a sequence of questions on the eve of the third Check right here.
It’s understood that the Queensland resort may have an IPL like bio-bubble by which gamers can mingle. Rahane, whereas sidestepping on unconfirmed sequence pull-out threats, made it clear that the main target is on the Check match beginning tomorrow on the SCG.
Gamers cannot be faulted for feeling a bit jaded contemplating they’ve been in Australia for the previous seven weeks shifting from one bubble to a different however the skipper stated the brand new regular must be embraced.
“All of us are ready and we need to play some good cricket. We all know that life in Sydney is regular however gamers are caught of their rooms which is okay. We all know easy methods to deal with it and we’re ready for any form of state of affairs.
“It is about being within the second and taking part in some good cricket,” stated India’s hero of eight-wicket victory in Melbourne.
“Very first thing first, we aren’t complaining on something and we’re simply focussed on the sport. Simply need to begin nicely.
“Whereas he was repeating the identical reply for all of the quarantine-related queries, he evaded the query in regards to the workforce returning house after the completion of the third Check in Sydney.
“We as gamers are simply focussing on this Check match and administration, they may take the choice. For us, it is all about giving our greatest on the sector. Check match is beginning tomorrow and we need to do nicely as a workforce and win the Check match,” stated the non-controversial workforce chief.
As per sources, the BCCI and CA high brass are at the moment engaged in a dialogue on potential relaxations that the gamers can get in Queensland.
“If gamers are collectively within the discipline then how can they only be confined to the rooms on coming again to the resort. No less than they’ll work together with one another and have meals collectively within the night,” a BCCI supply stated.