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Rohit Sharma, 4 Others In Isolation As BCCI And Cricket Australia Probe Possible Protocol Breach

Five Indian gamers together with Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant are in isolation after a video emerged of them “eating at an outdoor venue” in Melbourne on New Year’s day. Besides Rohit and Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini, have all been separated from each the India and Australia squads. The 5 Indian gamers, nonetheless, will be capable of prepare “in accordance with the strict protocols that have been put in place to ensure the ongoing safety of all members of the Indian and Australian squads,” Cricket Australia mentioned in a media launch. Both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Australian board have additionally launched an investigation for a possible breach of the biosecurity protocols.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) were today alerted to a video posted on social media that purported to show Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini eating at an outdoor venue in Melbourne on New Year’s day,” the media launch learn.

“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and seeking to determine whether the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity protocols.”

“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.

A fan had posted a video on Twitter of the gamers seated indoors at a restaurant, additionally claiming that he had paid the invoice for his or her lunch.

After initially claiming that Pant had “hugged” him, the fan later clarified that the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman “never hugged me it was all said in excitement”.

Rohit Sharma had joined the India squad just lately in Melbourne, having accomplished his 14-day quarantine in Sydney.

Rohit had flown again to India from the UAE after main Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL trophy.


After finishing his rehabilitation on the National Cricket Academy, having suffered a hamstring damage, he reached Australia final month however needed to quarantine for 14 days.

The Australia vs India four-match Test sequence is at present stage at 1-1. The third Test is scheduled to be performed on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), beginning on January 7.

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