India vs Australia Series: Five Indian players including Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, and Navdeep Saini have been placed in isolation after a video emerged on social media of groups appearing to eat at an indoor venue in Melbourne. All cricketers have now been placed in isolation under a joint Cricket Australia and BCCI investigation on whether they've breached biosecurity protocols ahead of the much-awaited third Test which will begin on Jan 7 in Sydney.
The four-Test series between Australia and India is being played amid a backdrop of biosecurity rules, which will get harshly when the squads travel to Sydney on the upcoming Monday (January 4). Meanwhile, in the recent development, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are occupying the seat of Captain and Vice-Captain of Team India for the third Test against Australia, kick start from Jan 7-11 at SCG.
The potential breach of COVID-19 protocols being investigated after footage emerged of Indian players purportedly eating at an indoor venue in Melbourne. The BCCI and CA are now investigating the matter and seeking to determine whether the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity bubble protocols.
The video of the five players sitting at a table in a Melbourne restaurant was posted on the Twitter handle. It goes viral on the social media platform that showed the group eating in an indoor restaurant on New Year's Day in contraction to the breach of COVID-19 bubble protocols.
"In the interim, on the advice of the Australian and Indian medical teams, the aforementioned players have been placed in isolation as a precaution. This will include separating the group of players from the broader Indian and Australian squads when traveling and at the training venue, " said Cricket Australia.