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Penn said reports of relocation of the fourth Test had increased tension. Rahane said that the BCCI has to take a decision on it.
Australian captain Tim Paine made the first statement about the news of Team India not playing the fourth Test. He said in a press conference on Wednesday that the news of the relocation of the fourth Test starting on 15 January in Brisbane has increased tension. Penn said that there has been uncertainty about the last match of the series.
Penn said, ‘There are some uncertainties. When you hear things like this, there is a problem. From his (India’s) side, news was coming from several unknown sources quoting where he is going to play the fourth Test and where he does not want to go. Now let’s see what happens next. ‘
Venue does not matter to Australian team
Penn said, “When I came to know about it, I was not disturbed, but when this thing is coming from India, which is the most powerful board in the world, then there are chances that there can be a change in the venue. Venue does not matter to us. Our focus is currently on the third test. Whatever will be decided next week, we will follow it. Whether it is in Mumbai or anywhere, we will play.
BCCI will decide on Brisbane
At the press conference on Wednesday, Team India captain Ajinkya Rahane also shied away from making a statement regarding this matter. He said that BCCI and team management will take a decision on such a case. Rahane said that players in Sydney have to follow strict Corona protocols. While ordinary life outside is quite normal. There are some challenges, but the team’s focus is on the match.
Indian player ready for any situation
Rahane said, ‘We are not upset in any way. Quarantine living has its challenges. Life outside this hotel in Australia is normal, but we are quarantine. We know what we have to do and the players are ready for any kind of situations. We know what our priority is. ‘
Team India disturbed by behaving like zoo animals
In fact, cricket website Cricbuzz reported on Sunday quoting an anonymous source from Team India that the Indian team does not want to play matches in Brisbane due to strict quarantine rules in Queensland.
The source had said that the players of Team India have been upset with the behavior of animals kept in the zoo. It is strange that 20 thousand spectators are allowed into the stadium and the players are quarantine.
The source had said, “Corona report of Indian players is negative. In such a situation, the players of Team India should also be treated like the citizens of Australia. We are all ready to follow the protocol. ‘
BCCI did not give any statement on the case
However, nothing has been spoken on this matter yet by the BCCI. At the same time, Cricket Australia President Nick Hawley also gave a statement on this on Monday. Hawkley said that no information has been received related to the Indian team’s displeasure over preparations in Brisbane.
Team India players are not allowed to enter each other’s rooms
As per protocol in Queensland, the players of the Indian team were not allowed to leave their rooms during the match. Also, the medical team was not allowed to go from one floor to another.
However, later the Queensland government allowed the players to mingle within the bio-bubble. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeanette Young said on Sunday that the players would not be confined to their rooms only. Some Queensland leaders had objected to this.