BCCI President Sourav Ganguly strongly feels that Indian cricketers must be accompanied by their households for the upcoming tour of Australia as loads of them have been alone in an IPL bio-bubble for almost 80 days. “They (players) have already been living in a bubble for the last 80 days,” Ganguly instructed ‘The Age’. Asked if the tour can be unsure if households can’t accompany the gamers, Ganguly replied: “I don’t see a reason why the families won’t be allowed to come. The Australian cricket board is trying to accommodate the families. It should be okay.”
There seems to be some points to be settled between the BCCI and Cricket Australia on the bio-security measures the host nation has devised however Ganguly mentioned the Indian team will travel to Sydney immediately after the IPL ends on November 10.
“So far it is ahead. The initial part will be in Sydney. We are still in discussions how to get the bio-bubble part and medical parts stronger because it’s a long tour,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by the Australian newspaper.
Ganguly additionally mentioned that they’ve requested Cricket Australia to make sure that their gamers can practice through the 14-day quarantine interval.
“We have requested that because they have been in the IPL for a long time (in the UAE) and then they go straight from the IPL to Australia because there is a 14-day quarantine. It will be solved,” Ganguly instructed Australian newspaper ‘The Age’.
Sydney and Canberra are prone to host the white ball leg of three T20Is and as many ODIs whereas the four-match Test sequence is beginning with a D/N pink-ball match in Adelaide from December 17. Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are the venues of the opposite three Tests.
Ganguly can be hoping that the households of the Indian gamers can be allowed to be accommodated within the bio-secure bubble in Australia.
He, nonetheless, refused to take a position on India captain Virat Kohli doubtlessly lacking out a Test as he and his spouse Anushka Sharma expect their first baby.
“This is a personal question. I don’t like to comment and I have not asked him,” Ganguly mentioned.
CA had initially deliberate to have the white-ball sequence after the Test sequence. Asked about this, Ganguly mentioned, “It’s simply concerning the timing to get all the things accommodated. There is Boxing Day Test, New Year’s Day Test, all these stay on schedule. Then India come again and play in opposition to England straightaway for the Test sequence and one-day sequence.
“The T20s had been alleged to be earlier than the (T20) World Cup however that has not gone by due to the COVID. We try to get the very best schedule and end the one-dayers and T20s so the gamers can get again.”
The former India captain is also hoping his “Super Series” plan for an annual one-day series tournament between India, Australia and England would go ahead once COVID-19 issues were resolved.
“It hasn’t gone wherever due to COVID. We do not know what’s going to occur within the subsequent six, seven months. A variety of tournaments and sequence have been cancelled in order that must be rescheduled,” he mentioned.
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