new Delhi: When Indian cricketers arrived in Australia from UAE, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma were not included in this group. After reaching Sydney, the players of Team India completed the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days. Coach Ravi Shastri has already expressed apprehension that it is difficult for these two injured players to be part of the preliminary Test if they do not leave soon.
On the other hand, it has been learned that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will talk to Cricket Australia about the relaxation of Quarantine rules so that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma 17 To be a part of the first test starting at Adelaide Oval from December.
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It has been reported from the sources that Sourav Ganguly will discuss this situation with Cricket Australia and he will try to find a solution to this problem. Rohit and Ishant are currently in rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
When the BCCI president meets his cricket counterpart in Australia, only some decision will be made. According to the new quarantine rules, it is impossible for both these injured players to reach Australia on time and play in the opening match of the Test series. According to the rules, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will have to be fully quarantined and they will not be allowed to train during this time.
The source said, ‘All the other Indian cricketers were allowed to train in Sydney during the quarantine period as all these players had moved from one bio bubble (UAE) to another bio bubble (Sydney). If Rohit and Ishant are to be included in the first Test, then the rules will need to be relaxed as both these players returned to India from UAE which is not a bio bubble in Australia’s eyes.
NCA head Rahul Dravid said that Ishant will be fit till the Test series. If we talk about Rohit, then this batsman will have to spend few more days in NCA to be 100 percent fit. Now it has to be seen what outcome the BCCI and Cricket Australia will reach regarding Rohit and Ishant.