MELBOURNE, July 21: India will have to undergo a two-week quarantine period, most likely in Adelaide, once they touch down in Australia for the much-anticipated tour later this year, said Cricket Australia acting chief Nick Hockley.
Hockley�s statement is in complete contrast to the views of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who had already made it clear that he was not in favour of a two-week quarantine period for the Indian team once they disembark in Australia.
Following the official postponement of this year�s T20 World Cup in Australia, Hockley said all the players and support staff will be provided with the best of the facilities to train within quarantine rules.
�The two-week quarantine is pretty well-defined. What we are working on is making sure that even within that quarantine environment, the players have got the absolute best training facilities, so that their preparation for the matches is as optimal as it can possibly be,� Hockely was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
�We�ll obviously take the guidance of the health experts and the authorities. Whether it�s a hotel on-site or hotels in close proximity to venues, it�s certainly about creating that environment where we are minimising risk of infections and creating a bio-secure environment is the absolute priority.�
The website reported that not just the visiting Indian team but also the IPL-returned Australian cricketers will have to serve the mandatory quarantine period.
The current series between England and West Indies, which has marked resumption of international cricket, is being played in a bio-secure environment with the teams� accommodation arranged on-site. � PTI