Andrew Symonds mentioned India will have their way and the 4th Test venue will be shifted from Brisbane to Sydney as a result of the Indian cricket board has “a fair bit of power over people”.
Speaking to Fox Cricket, Symonds mentioned: “Have you ever had any dealings with the BCCI? They seem to have a fair bit of power over people. It comes down to probably what the Queensland government’s going to allow them to do … But I can’t see India not getting their way, to be honest with you.”
Thee have been experiences that India don’t need to journey to Brisbane for the 4th Test due to stricter quarantine measures in place there. Cricket Australia have nonetheless clarified that there has been no communication from the Indian board on their reluctance to play on the Gabba.
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However, Symonds, who had an notorious run-in with the Indian cricket board in the course of the ‘Monkeygate’ incident, mentioned he thinks India will have their way.
The Brisbane Test, the fourth and ultimate of the collection, will be performed as per schedule, from January 15. Indian cricketers should not eager to journey until strict restrictions on their motion due to the Covid-19 outbreak are eased in Queensland.
“It comes down to probably what the Queensland government’s going to allow them to do … But I can’t see India not getting their way, to be honest with you,” he mentioned.
As far because the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is anxious, there’s no dialogue on a change of itinerary as but, a prime official advised The Indian Express on Sunday.
“The team will travel to Brisbane. We will have to follow rules. We may discuss allowing a little more freedom for the players, but it all depends on what local authorities decide finally,” the official confirmed.