BCCI President Ganguly confirms Australia tour but seeks shortened quarantine
The Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly said the Indian national cricket team will tour Australia in the month of December but at the same time calls for a shortened quarantine period for the cricketers. It will be quite interesting to see the next development of this tour.
Meanwhile, Australia has checked the spread of the coronavirus pandemic except in Melbourne, which saw a recent surge in the virus cases. Ganguly confirmed that India will tour Australia on the condition that the number of quarantine days gets shortened a bit.
“Ya, ya, we have confirmed that tour. In December we will be coming. We just hope the number of quarantine days get reduced a bit, Sourav Ganguly told TV channel India Today.
“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. And, as I said Australia and New Zealand have been in good position except 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.”
It has been learnt that Australia had recorded more than 9,000 coronavirus cases and 106 of them fatal.
The West Indies squad spent as many as 14 days in quarantine after landing in England on June 9 for the three-match Test series that began on July 8. Team India are scheduled to tour Australia for four Test matches in December-January. India clinched a four-match Test series in Australia by 2-1 in 2018-19.
“It is going to be a tough series. It is not going to be what it was two years back. It is going to be a strong Australia but our team is as good. We have the batting, we have the bowling. We just need to bat better. You the best team overseas bat well,” Ganguly said.