The Indian cricket workforce, which landed in Brisbane for the fourth and last Take a look at towards Australia, was in for a shock on Tuesday because it was lodged at a resort which “lacked basic facilities”, prompting an intervention from the BCCI high brass.
It’s learnt that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and CEO Hemang Amin have all bought in contact with their Cricket Australia counterparts after complaints reached them and have been assured that the the Indian contingent will probably be made to really feel comfy from right here on. The sequence is tied 1-1 presently.
“There was no room service or home holding facilities. The gymnasium may be very basic and never of worldwide requirements and the swimming pool cannot be accessed. This wasn’t what they have been promised once they checked in,” a senior BCCI supply instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.
India will probably be enjoying the fourth Take a look at in the Queensland capital from January 15 the place the surge of COVID-19 circumstances and a border lockdown with New South Wales has led to a strict resort quarantine for the Ajinkya Rahane-led workforce.
Requested if the players have been being allowed to mingle, the Board supply mentioned: “Sure, they’ve been supplied with a workforce room and are allowed to satisfy one another contained in the resort.”
When requested whether or not the workforce had protested with the resort authorities, the supply mentioned: “When the supervisor enquired about how these items aren’t being taken care of, all they mentioned was, ‘the rule applies to each Indian and
Australian groups. There isn’t any one workforce that has been subjected to exhausting quarantine guidelines.’
Nevertheless, the Indian contingent is assured that each Ganguly and Shah will be capable of amicably resolve the matter because the injury-ravaged workforce prepares for the series-decider.
Australia had gained the opener in Adelaide inside three days, earlier than India got here again to clinch the second Take a look at in Melbourne. The 2 sides shared the honours in an engrossing third Take a look at in which India produced a gutsy efficiency in pursuit of a mammoth 407.