Sydney: Australia cricket team captain Tim Paine has admitted that the news of changing the venue of the fourth Test match starting on 15 January in Brisbane was due to some tension before the third Test against India. .
It was learned that the Indian cricket team does not want to play the fourth Test in Brisbane due to stringent health regulations of Queensland province. According to protocol, Indian cricketers cannot even get out of their rooms during a test match.
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The BCCI put this issue in front of Cricket Australia, after which it has been revealed that players are now allowed to have a bio-safe environment inside the hotel and to mingle in a test match. However, some politicians in the province have reacted strongly to this.
Tim Paine was asked on the eve of the match that no such incident had happened so far apart from the splatter between Rishabh Pant and Matthew Wade at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). What is the reason, he said, ‘I think now it was going to boil because some things were going to happen.’
He said, ‘This will not only be important from the perspective of cricket, but it will also be angry inside the team because news was coming from their (Indian) side quoting many unknown sources about where they are going to play the fourth Test match, Where do they want to go So let’s see what happens next.
Penn admitted that if the BCCI creates pressure, there will be uncertainty about the Brisbane Test. Penn was asked if he was disappointed with the news, he said, ‘No, I was not tense from inside but there is a bit of uncertainty because when you know that the powerful boards of world cricket are coming out from India. Then there is a possibility that it can happen.
Penn said that as far as the team is concerned, it does not matter whether she is playing in Brisbane or in Mumbai. He said, ‘Our focus is on this Test match right now. We know the protocol and understand what is expected of us.
Penn said, ‘We will focus on this week’s match and then accept whatever happens next week. We are not paying attention to where the Test match will be and we will not care if you tell us that it will be in Mumbai. We will hit the ground with our strategy.