The Indian team on the tour of Australia is not keen on playing in Gaba due to strict segregation rules, where the fourth and last Test match is to be played. According to reports, Team India do not want to go to Brisbane due to strict rules of segregation in Queensland and are ready to play two matches in Sydney instead. The third Test match starts in Sydney from Thursday.
After this, when Queensland’s Health Minister was questioned about this, he warned the Indian team in a stern tone. Ross Bates said, ‘The rule is not an option. If Indians do not want to play with the rules made then do not come here. There is no room for ignoring the protocol here and everyone has to follow it.
He further said, ‘If the Indian cricket team wants to implement the disorganized guidelines in Brisbane for the fourth Test, they should not come. The same rules should apply to everyone. India has not won a single match in Gabba so far. According to reports from the Australian media, the Indian team is not happy with the possibility of being in a more rigorous segregation in Brisbane as she had already been on segregation for 14 days when she arrived in Australia.
Five Indian players, including vice-captain Rohit Sharma, have been kept in isolation after a video of Indian players having dinner at a restaurant and an investigation into possible violations of the Kovid-19 Bio-Safe Protocol has been initiated. The fourth and final Test match will be played from January 15. The four-match series is still 1–1.