New Delhi: The Indian cricket workforce, which landed in Brisbane for the fourth and closing Take a look at in opposition to Australia, was in for a shock on Tuesday because it was lodged at a lodge which “lacked basic facilities”, prompting an intervention from the BCCI prime brass.
It’s learnt that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and CEO Hemang Amin have all obtained in contact with their Cricket Australia counterparts after complaints reached them and have been assured that the the Indian contingent shall be made to really feel comfy from right here on. The sequence is tied 1-1 at the moment.
“There was no room service or house keeping facilities. The gym is very basic and not of international standards and the swimming pool can’t be accessed. This wasn’t what they were promised when they checked in,” a senior BCCI supply advised PTI on situations of anonymity.
India shall be enjoying the fourth Take a look at within the Queensland capital from January 15 the place the surge of COVID-19 circumstances and a border lockdown with New South Wales has led to a strict lodge quarantine for the Ajinkya Rahane-led workforce.
Requested if the gamers had been being allowed to mingle, the Board supply mentioned: “Yes, they have been provided with a team room and are allowed to meet each other inside the hotel.”
When requested whether or not the workforce had protested with the lodge authorities, the supply mentioned: “When the supervisor enquired about how this stuff should not being taken care of, all they mentioned was, ‘the rule applies to both Indian and Australian teams. There is no one team that has been subjected to hard quarantine rules.’
Nevertheless, the Indian contingent is assured that each Ganguly and Shah will have the ability to amicably resolve the matter because the injury-ravaged workforce prepares for the series-decider.
Australia had gained the opener in Adelaide inside three days, earlier than India got here again to clinch the second Take a look at in Melbourne. The 2 sides shared the honours in an engrossing third Take a look at during which India produced a gutsy efficiency in pursuit of a mammoth 407.