India Players Cleared Of COVID-19 Amid Probe Into Biosecurity Breach

MELBOURNE: India’s cricketers and employees have been cleared of COVID-19 following reviews a number of the staff’s gamers breached well being protocols whereas on tour in Australia.

5 India cricketers have been positioned in isolation over the weekend whereas the Australian and Indian cricket boards investigated allegations of a breach of biosecurity protocols after a video surfaced displaying the gamers consuming at a Melbourne restaurant.

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) mentioned gamers and assist employees have been examined on Sunday.

“All checks have returned damaging outcomes,” the BCCI mentioned in an announcement on Monday.

A Cricket Australia (CA) spokesman mentioned Australia’s gamers and employees had additionally been cleared after checks on Sunday.

The BCCI made no touch upon the investigation into the 5 Indian cricketers.

In line with strict biosecurity protocols set by CA, gamers are allowed to sit down exterior however not allowed to dine inside eating places.

Australia and India are in the course of a four-test sequence, being performed within the backdrop of strict well being measures, with either side to journey to New South Wales for the third take a look at in Sydney from Thursday.

CA mentioned on Monday the gang on the Sydney Cricket Floor can be lowered to 25% capability and tickets can be reissued.

Organisers had deliberate for a half-capacity crowd on the stadium, drawing criticism from some well being specialists who mentioned it will place individuals below danger amid an outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney.

Whereas the Sydney match will go forward, there was some doubt over the fourth take a look at in Brisbane, with reviews India’s cricketers have been sad on the prospect of getting to re-enter strict quarantine.

Queensland state, of which Brisbane is the capital, has closed its border with New South Wales after the outbreak in Sydney.

Settlement was reached to permit the gamers to fly to Brisbane for the fourth take a look at on Jan. 15, however they should quarantine whereas within the metropolis.


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