Cricket Australia’s chief govt Nick Hockley has stated that the Indian gamers and workers will almost certainly be requested to face two weeks of quarantine earlier than the four-match Test series. This situation will deliver the Adelaide Oval and its newly constructed resort firmly into view because the kind of bio-secure bubble, ESPNCricinfo reported.
India and Australia are slated to face one another in a four-match Test collection, which is to start from December four at Brisbane.
“The two-week quarantine is pretty well-defined. What we are working on is making sure that even within that quarantine environment, the players have got the absolute best training facilities, so that their preparation for the matches is as optimal as it can possibly be,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Hockey as saying.
“Certainly the fact that the Adelaide Oval has a hotel. It does provide a facility not dissimilar to Old Trafford or Ageas Bowl where the hotels are integrated into the venue,” he added.
Hockley additionally stated that an exacting commonplace of biosecurity and testing can be utilized earlier than the collection in opposition to India because the coronavirus instances are spiking within the subcontinent.
“It’s widely known and it’s unlikely that international travel restrictions would have lifted by the time that India will be due to come into the country. Clearly there will be testing regimes. We will be able to test people before that they get on to the plane and it is the nature of the situation of making sure we have the quarantine arrangements in line with government and health authority protocols,” Hockley stated.
“The key thing for the players is that there’s regular testing and that we appropriately quarantine them when they come in and all of those plans are currently in development,” he added.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020 slated to be held in Australia from October 18-November 15 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Following the announcement, the BCCI is prone to go forward with the Indian Premier League (IPL) within the October-November window. However, it’s identified the place the T20 event can be performed as instances proceed to rise in India.
“I think the BCCI has made no secrets that they are considering what that means for the IPL. For us, it’s about getting a bit of an understanding and certainty around what that means. Clearly, in a normal course, some of our best players are obviously top picks for those IPL teams,” Hockley stated.
“It’s a bit premature to speculate on that. We need to understand what the plans are if any and once we understand that we will make decisions accordingly,” he added.
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