AUS v IND 2020-21: "Five star prison," India cricketers go through a tougher bio-secure bubble than IPL

The players can only mingle on the ground during the practice sessions.

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Indian cricketers who are on the tour of Australia for a full-fledged series are going through a strict bio-secure bubble. Most of them were also part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 bubble but it wasn't as strict as the one in Australia.

As per Mumbai Mirror's reports, a member of India's contingent told his family about life in Australia's bio-secure bubble and called it “A Five-Star Prison". The players are moving from the hotel to the ground only and they can't dine together, or workout in the hotel. 

Even no group meetings are allowed and players are traveling in 3-4 different buses with proper social distancing. Usually, the meetings take place on the ground, the Blacktown Sports Park when the players are together.

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The players mingle during the workout at ground and net sessions. They can do the regular workouts only at the ground with all facilities provided. The players can't move out of the room in the hotel although ordering food from outside is allowed.

India cricketers will be following the protocols before moving inside the city from the Sydney Olympic Park Area ahead of the first ODI match on November 27.

Cricket Australia has allowed a crowd for the limited-overs series and five matches out of six have been sold out. 50 percent crowd is allowed for the series. 

(With Mumbai Mirrors Inputs)


By - 21 Nov, 2020

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