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Indian Players Involved In More Possible Covid Protocol Violations: Report

Amid a joint investigation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia into a possible breach of biosecurity protocols by 5 Indian gamers in Melbourne, experiences within the Australian media declare that there have been two extra potential breaches by Team India members. According to Sydney Morning Herald, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya visited a child retailer in Sydney in early December, with the report stating that the pair breached the biosecurity protocols by not carrying masks inside the shop.

A retailer named ‘Baby Village’ in Sydney, shared footage of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya visiting the store.

The report additionally claimed that “a week or so later in Adelaide”, a bunch of Indian gamers made a go to to an an eatery Waffle and Coffee with a “couple of them going inside to order before they all sat down at a table outside”. 

As per the report, the “players who went inside should have been wearing a mask, according to the protocols.”

On Saturday, 5 Indian gamers Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini have been positioned in isolation after a video surfaced of them consuming indoors at a restaurant in Melbourne on New Year’s day.

Both the BCCI and the Australian board launched an investigation for a possible breach of the biosecurity protocols.

“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and seeking to determine whether the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity protocols,” Cricket Australia stated in a media launch.


“In the interim, on the advice of the Australian and Indian medical teams, the aforementioned players have been placed in isolation as a precaution. This will include separating the group of players from the broader Indian and Australian squads when traveling and at the training venue,” the CA launch added.

The third Test of the four-match sequence is scheduled to start out from January 7 on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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