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MELBOURNE: 5 gamers of the Indian cricket crew have been put beneath quarantine after a video surfaced on social media exhibiting them consuming at a restaurant in Melbourne.

The Australian and Indian cricket boards are investigating the allegations which level in the direction of a breach of biosecurity protocols.

The video confirmed Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw consuming collectively on New 12 months’s Day.

“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and seeking to determine whether the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity protocols,” Cricket Australia stated in an announcement.

“In the interim, on the advice of the Australian and Indian medical teams, the aforementioned players have been placed in isolation as a precaution.

“It will embody separating the group of gamers from the broader Indian and Australian squads when touring and on the coaching venue.”

The Indian gamers will probably be allowed to coach whereas adhering to the biosecurity protocols, the host governing physique added.

In keeping with the strict biosecurity protocols set by Cricket Australia, gamers are allowed to take a seat exterior however not allowed to dine inside eating places.

The board had fined Huge Bash League aspect Brisbane Warmth after their gamers Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence breached biosecurity measures earlier this season.

Australia and India are in the midst of a four-test collection, being performed within the backdrop of strict well being measures, with each side at the moment staying in Melbourne earlier than travelling to New South Wales for the third check in Sydney from Thursday.

New South Wales on Saturday made masks obligatory and imposed new restrictions as its coronavirus cluster expanded by seven however the check match was permitted to go forward with attendance at 50% capability.

Australia has reported greater than 28,450 COVID-19 instances and 909 deaths for the reason that pandemic started and has since March closed its borders to all non-citizens and everlasting residents.

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