The new outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Sydney has raised questions not only about the fate of the third test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but also about the safety of Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has been quarantined there. after arrival in Australia prior to the first test In a conversation with ANI, a BCCI official confirmed that while Rohit will continue to undergo quarantine in Sydney, the Indian board and team management are in constant contact with the deputy of the restricted overs.
“He doesn’t have to move from Sydney. He is safe and quarantined in a bio-secure environment. While he is alone in his room, both Indian board and team management are in constant contact with him. There was an emergency or if we thought he should leave Sydney, we would. But for now he is perfectly safe there, “the officer noted.
When asked about the endurance program that Rohit received from the physiotherapist when he left for Australia after completing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, the official said, “He’s being monitored by the physios and doing his normal endurance work in his room. about staying fit and ready for action when it comes to running. “
Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday that the Sydney Test match between India and Australia remains on track for now despite a new COVID-19 cluster in Sydney.
The third test between India and Australia is scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 7, while the last test of the series will take place in Brisbane from January 15.
There were reports that Cricket Australia was considering switching the third and fourth test locations. But CA’s interim CEO has said nothing of the sort is happening from now on.
“The third test is more than two and a half weeks away, which gives us time to assess the changing public health situation on Sydney’s northern beaches. We have not made any changes to our schedule and our preference remains playing the match at the Sydney. Cricket Ground, ”said Nick Hockley, Interim CEO of Cricket Australia in an official statement.
“Cricket Australia has built a solid track record during these most challenging summers and will continue to make appropriate and proportionate decisions in consultation with our biosafety team, governments, State & Territory Associations, the Australian Cricketers’ Association, our partners and locations,” added he adds.
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