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Indian players suspected of a potential bubble breach



BCCI have started investigations on a potential bio-bubble breach by Indian players namely Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, and Prithvi Shaw.

Indian Cricket Team is currently residing in Melbourne after a great comeback victory in Boxing Day Test at MCG. The third Test of the series will be played at SCG on January 7th. Due to the new wave of COVID-19 in New South Wales, Indian team will be arriving on Sydney by January 4th.

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In the meantime, they continue their stay in Melbourne and training sessions have also started there ahead of the third Test. Meanwhile in this off period, Indian players are having some outings in Melbourne and one such outing has resulted in a possible bio-bubble breach.

On Friday few Indian players namely Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, and Prithvi Shaw were seen seated indoors at Secret Kitchen, a noodles and BBQ restaurant at Chadstone Shopping Centre. There they had interactions with a fan called Navaldeep Singh. The fan paid the AUD 118.69 bill there for the Indian players.



According to the bubble protocols for the series, players and support staffs are restricted to do some things as a precautionary measure. They are not allowed to have much interaction with outsiders. They have to seat outdoors whenever they visit a restaurant. But the video released by Navaldeep Singh on social media suggested that there are possibilities of bubble breach by Indian players.

Reacting to the accusation, BCCI have started investigations to state whether a breach occurred or not. The restaurant management also confirmed that the players spent some time there as shown in the video footage. Neither Cricket Australia nor BCCI declined to comment further on the incident.

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