India cricketers Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw have been put in isolation as each the Australian and Indian cricket boards launched an investigation right into a video during which they’re seen sitting indoors in a restaurant and suspected to be in breach of Cricket Australia’s bio-security protocols.
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“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) were today alerted to a video post on social media that purported to show Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini eating at an indoor venue in Melbourne on New Year’s Day,” a press release from Cricket Australia mentioned.
“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and seeking to determine whether the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity protocols,” the assertion added.
“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,” it added.
The 5 gamers are proven sitting indoors in Secret Kitchen Noodles & BBQ restaurant in Melbourne, when the permission is simply to eat outdoor. Although gamers are allowed to eat in eating places, they need to be seated outdoor in contrast to the Indian cricketers.
The employees on the restaurant confirmed to Australian newspapers, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, that the gamers had visited the restaurant and sat indoors.
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“Players will be permitted to train 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,” the discharge added.
“Similar measures were taken during the BBL this season after it was determined two Brisbane Heat players failed to comply with tournament biosecurity protocols.”
Navaldeep Singh, an Indian fan, had posted footage of gamers eating on social media of the group on the restaurant, claiming that he had paid the $118.69 invoice for the gamers. He additionally posted photos of gamers carrying buying. He additionally claimed that he hugged Pant. The gamers, nevertheless, can store by way of click-and-collect possibility with the masks.
The breach on the restaurant assumes significance particularly after a current rise of Covid-19 circumstances in Victoria, the place Melbourne is positioned, and round Sydney in New South Wales the place the third Test can be performed from January 7.