The BCCI on Saturday rubbished experiences that it was investigating a violation of COVID-19 protocols by some Indian cricketers who ate out at a restaurant right here, terming them “a malicious spin by a section of Australian media”.
A senior Indian cricket board official instructed PTI that the visiting contingent is “well aware” of the COVID-19 protocols and had not violated any of them.
“No, there has been no breach in bio-security protocols. Everyone associated with the Indian team is well aware of the protocols,” the official mentioned on circumstances of anonymity.
The fan, who claimed that he was seated near the gamers on the restaurant, later apologised for creating confusion by claiming that he had been hugged by Pant after he paid for the gamers’ meal.
As per protocols, gamers are allowed to eat out supplied they take obligatory precautions.
“We can only term it as a malicious spin by a section of Australian media and this has started after their humiliating defeat,” he added.
India crushed Australia by eight wickets within the second Test in Melbourne, making an unimaginable comeback days after the debacle within the four-match collection opener in Adelaide.
The ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, in a report that was not backed up by any statements from both the BCCI, Cricket Australia or the Indian group administration, reported that the restaurant go to was a breach of bio-bubble protocol.
“The Australian media at times acts as an extension of their cricket team,” the BCCI official mentioned.
The bio-security bubbles have been put in place to make sure the gamers aren’t affected by the pandemic that has gripped the world for months now, with components of Australia reporting contemporary outbreaks in current instances.
This had additionally put the way forward for the third Test in Sydney doubtful earlier than CA clarified that it will not be shifted to Melbourne.
The match will start on January 7 and the 2 groups will arrive in Sydney a few days earlier than the scheduled begin.