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BCCI considers cutting off the Gabba Test

BCCI is rethinking playing the Gabba Test after the harsh words from Ross Bates regarding the strict quarantine measures in Queensland.

India’s tour of Australia is heading towards the final stage with two more Tests left to be played. The two Tests are scheduled to play in Sydney and Brisbane. But the latest COVID-19 wave in Australia has messed up things in the ongoing Test series.

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Meanwhile, the Indian team received a harsh warning from the Queensland locality regarding the strict quarantine rules enforced there. If the Indians don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come,” Ross Bates had said after the accusation of five Indian players for potential bubble breach in Melbourne.

“If the Indian cricket team wants to spit the dummy and disregard quarantine guidelines in Brisbane for the fourth Test, then they shouldn’t come,” Queensland’s Shadow Sports Minister Tim Mander too mentioned.

The words from Queensland locality seems to be a bit harsh on the Indian team’s point of view and this has arisen as a new controversy between both nations. Now a close source to BCCI revealed that the board is rethinking playing the Gabba Test and visiting Queensland.

“The statement made by the public representative portrays Indians in poor light and let me assure you, we do not want to do anything other than to abide by the rules, and Rohit Sharma’s strict quarantine is a case in point,” the source told to Times of India.

“To try and propagate a view that we don’t wish to follow the rules is unacceptable and the tone and tenor, in which it was said seemed rife with hostility and bordered on racism. It is, therefore, not a surprise that a rethink is on the cards.

If a representative of the public does not want us there, it is hurtful and the last thing we want is to upset the Australian fans who have given us so much love and support over the years. We do not wish to make it difficult for them or for Cricket Australia,” the official added.

It seems like BCCI and Indian players are heavily disappointed with such words. Notably, Indian players are in bio bubbles for more than five months. Also, it is stated that there is no official talks between BCCI and Cricket Australian about the ongoing controversies as the boards are maintaining a healthy relationships between them.

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