23 Oct

Cricket Australia (CA) have been given the all-clear for the Indian cricket squad to quarantine in Sydney ahead of their Test and limited-overs tour.

Following protracted negotiations with the Queensland government, which had been considering a similar CA proposal for a month, CA said the New South Wales government had now approved a biosecurity plan for the Indian team and their families.

According to a Sydney Morning Herald report NSW’s proposal will allow India’s players to train while completing their 14-day period in isolation, while the Queensland government wanted the tourists confined to a resort to avoid exposure to the public while moving between their hotel to training.

The agreement means that CA will now be able to confirm the international schedule for the summer season.

Australia and India plan to play three Twenty20s and three One-Day Internationals before a four-Test series in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, which is expected to start in mid-December.

The news will be welcomed by CA’s free-to-air broadcaster Seven which has been requesting firm dates for the summer schedule during an ongoing contract dispute with the governing body.

In August, Seven’s chief executive James Warburton called on CA to provide more clarity on its plans for the summer season, as the company first floated rights fee reduction talks. Warburton also called the current CA administration “the most incompetent administration I’ve ever worked with”.

Several Indian and Australian players will be travelling to the country from the UAE after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League on November 10.

John Stephenson


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