Rohit Sharma and four other Indian cricketers placed in isolation after potential bio bubble breach in Melbourne

Rohit Sharma

The Indian team who clinched victory against Kangaroos by eight wickets in Melbourne have finished the year 2020 on a high but immediately on the new year eve they have landed themselves in trouble as five players which includes Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini and Rishabh Pant have come under the
scanner after they met with an Indian fan at a restaurant in Melbourne. There has been potential bio bubble breach by these players and an investigation will be carried by BCCI and CA in this matter.

However a statement from one of BCCI officials stated that there is no need to make this incident a big issue as all these five players have been kept in isolation and they will be training separately with rest of the Indian squad.

“Players will be permitted to train in accordance with the strict protocols that have been put in place to ensure the ongoing safety of of all members of the Indian and Australian squads,” the statement from Cricket Australia read.

However CA and BCCI they are currently investigating that whether their visit to restaurant complies the breach in bio secure protocols.

However strict actions have been taken in the past for breaching bio secure protocols by ECB on Jofra Archer who breached the bubble and went on to meet his family separately rather than going at the next venue to which he was left out of second test match out of three match  series against West Indies.Archer was isolated and tested twice before allowing him again in the bubble.

It remains to be seen if any action will be taken on Rohit Sharma and others is there is a certain bio-bubble breach. It will be interesting to see that whether this will affect their participation ahead of third Test match which will be played on January 7th 2021 in Sydney.