Ind vs Aus 4th Test – India will play Gabba Test: The fourth and final test between India and Australia will go ahead as scheduled. The Indian team management confirmed that they would travel to Brisbane.
For last couple of weeks, there have been concerned regarding the Gabba test, after the touring party had reportedly threatened to boycott it due to ‘hard quarantine’ conditions in Queensland.
However, after final talks between the senior officials of both the boards on Sunday, the schedule has been confirmed for the last time and the squads will travel north on Tuesday. India will then return to India.
“I had a call last night from the BCCI secretary and he confirmed we are good to travel to Brisbane on Tuesday,” CA interim CEO Nick Hockley told SEN Radio.
One of the major sticking points by India had been the potential of players being confined to their hotel rooms, except when at training or the match. However, CA has all along given assurance that player will be allowed to mingle in the communal areas of the hotel.
The situation became worse when Queensland closed its border to Greater Sydney due to the COVID-19 outbreak which emerged before Christmas. That has resulted in both teams needing exemptions to travel to Brisbane and means they need to be in a form of quarantine while in the city.
Australia have not lost a Test at the Gabba since 1988.