Brisbane: The Indian cricket team does not want to play the fourth and final Test of Australia’s Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Gaba due to stringent lockdown rules in Brisbane. In such a situation, the Queensland Government has said that if the visiting team is not willing to accept the protocols of the state then it should not come to the state.
The news has come that if Team India had to go through the quarantine, then it is not willing to go to Brisbane. Members of the Queensland Government said that following the rules is the only option for the visiting team. Queensland Health Minister Ros Bates said, “If the Indian team doesn’t want to follow the rules, don’t come here.”
Today I was asked about reports the Indian Cricket Team wants quarantine restrictions eased just for them, ahead of the upcoming Gabba Test. My response #Cricket #IndiavsAustralia @ICC @CricketAus pic.twitter.com/MV7W0rIntM
– Ros Bates MP (@Ros_Bates_MP) January 3, 2021
Queensland Sports Minister Tim Mander has said that there is no question of disregarding the protocols. Everyone has to go through the same process. Mendor said, ‘If the Indian cricket team does not want to follow Brisbane’s Quarantine Guidelines, then they did not come here. The same rules apply to everyone. Simple.
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Australian batsman Matthew Wade has said that the host team is willing to sacrifice in every way to follow the program. He said, ‘We also like to roam in Australia like others are roaming. But we understand that we need to make some sacrifices to complete this tour.
Wade was asked if he was willing to play consecutive matches in Sydney because the quarantine rules in Brisbane are strict? He said, ‘No, obviously we would not like to do this. The program has arrived and we want to stick to it. Cricket Australia is ready to follow the schedule. So I hope to go to our Gaba, even if it is Quarantine. We will just go to the ground and come back to the hotel.