The last few days have been controversial for the Indian team in Melbourne as few players were accused of breaching the bio bubble. However, the issue seems to have been sorted out as a complete squad travelled from Melbourne to Sydney on December 4. After this issue, there is going to be more headache for Cricket Australia (CA) as there are growing doubts over the fourth test in Brisbane.
Queensland’s Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates had warned Indian players to not travel to Brisbane if they are not ready to follow strict quarantine measures. According to ANI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was upset by the comments from Bates and they are rethinking about playing the last test match in Brisbane.
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
This report insists that BCCI is thinking about the possibility of making it a three-match series and cancel the fourth test match. It would be a big blow for fans and CA will be facing losses due to the cancellation of the game. BCCI believes that comments from Bates shed a poor light on the Indian players in the public eye.
In the worst possible scenario, CA would like to change the venue for the fourth test. From a sporting point of view, it will be a disadvantage for Australia as they have enjoyed a flawless record at Brisbane for decades. If the series is reduced to three games, India will have to avoid defeat in Pink Test at Sydney to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Australia started the series with a big win in Adelaide, but India roared back into the contest by cruising to a comfortable win in the Boxing test at Melbourne Cricket ground.