Australia: All Players Of Team India Tested Negative For Covid-19 Test

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pune, January 4, 2021: Amid the ongoing controversy over breaking the Covid-19 protocol, the Team India tested negative for the Covid-19 test. The report of the Corona Test of all Indian players in Melbourne on 3 January has come negative. The BCCI has been informed about this. India and Australia teams will leave for Sydney on Monday, where the third Test match of the series is to be played. The four-match Test series is still 1–1. In the Boxing-Day Test match played in Melbourne, India’s team defeated Australia by 8 wickets.

The BCCI issued a statement saying, “On January 3, the players and support staff playing on behalf of the Indian cricket team did the RT-PCR test for Covid-19. All tests reports received are negative.”


This is quite a relief news for the team Indian for the ongoing controversy over the restaurant. Significantly, Rohit Sharma, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant were accused of breaking the Covid-19 protocol when the five players went to a restaurant in Melbourne for dinner. During this time, a fan posted a video on social media and claimed that Rishab Pant hugged him. After this, Cricket Australia asked these five players to remain in isolation till the investigation is complete.


Team India had expressed their unwillingness to go to Brisbane for the next test match due to the quarantine restrictions. Instead, they are ready to stay in the same city and play both test matches. Subsequently, the Queensland government issued a statement saying that if the Indian team did not want to play as per rules, they should not come to Brisbane.