Otago Daily Times

India’s quarantine in Australia approved



SYDNEY: Cricket Australia (CA) has been given the allclear for the India squad to quarantine in Sydney ahead of their blockbuste­r test series around the New Year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday.

The tourists had been scheduled to arrive in Brisbane and quarantine there before playing six shortform internatio­nals in Queensland and moving on to Adelaide for the first test in early December.

With time running out before the arrival of the players next month, and negotiatio­ns with Queensland health officials stalling over aspects of CA’s plans, however, the governing body started exploring other options.

The Sydney Morning Herald said the New South Wales (NSW) government had approved CA's plans only 72 hours after they were lodged, clearing the way for the tourists to arrive in Sydney and play the short form matches there and in Canberra.

CA offered no comment on the report when contacted

The Indian and many top Australian players will be arriving from the United Arab Emirates, where the Indian Premier League (IPL) concludes on November 10.

An agreement with the NSW government would allow CA to finally confirm the internatio­nal schedule for the home season, including the four tests against India in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. — Reuters

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