“We Don’t Want the Players To Go And Sit in Hotel Rooms,” Says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

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“We Don’t Want the Players To Go And Sit in Hotel Rooms,” Says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly
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Recently, the President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, has shown his concern for the decided quarantine period of Indian cricket players in Australia. Now, Ganguly wants to have a shorter quarantine period of Indian players who will be traveling to Australia for a Test series this year.

While stating his concern, he said- “we don’t want the players to go that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks“—Source: Times of India. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the complete set of guidelines and rules for the cricket association throughout the world. These rules have commenced with the on-going series between England and West Indies. All the players will have to remain in a quarantine period for two weeks at least and have to undergo COVID-19 tests before they take the field positions. 

Ganguly expects the Indian team to receive some relaxation during the tour. The series encompasses four tests and a day-nighter match. 

Ganguly had a word with India Today on this and said- “...we have confirmed that tour. In December we will be coming. We just hope the number of quarantine days gets reduced a bit,” Source: Times of India. 

Further, he added- “Because we don’t want the players to go all that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing. We are looking at that, the quarantine thing. And, as I said, Australia and New Zealand have been in good positions except for Melbourne. So from that point of view, we will be going there, and hopefully, the quarantine days will be less, and we can get back to cricket.” Source: Times of India. 

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Source: Times of India