Sourav Ganguly wants to shorten the mandatory quarantine period:
Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president wants to shorten the mandated quarantine time period for team India when they travel to Australia to play a Test series this year. According to him, they don’t want the cricketers to go so much distance and just sit in hotel rooms for two weeks.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, now there are a couple of changes in the rules of the cricket, which resumed with the ongoing Test series between West Indies and England. For two weeks, players of both the teams were in a quarantine period for two weeks and tested for the virus before they include in the team.
But BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly is hoping that the team India will get some relaxation at the time of the Australia tour, which involves four Test matches later this year.
Sourav Ganguly Statements:
Sourav Ganguly said “ We have confirmation that the Australia tour will be held in December. Just we hope that the quarantine period gets decreased a bit as we don’t want that the cricketers to go so far and just sit in the hotel rooms for fourteen days. It is very much disappointing. We are trying to manage that quarantine thing.”
He added “And, as I already said except Melbourne, New Zealand and Australia are in a good position. So, by considering that we will be planning to go there and we hope the quarantine period will be less than two weeks and we can return to cricket.”
Also, Sourav Ganguly told that for captain Virat Kohli, the Australia tour will be the career-defining time. My presidentship term of BCCI, I don’t know I will be working at that position by this year December or not, but captaincy term of Virat Kohli is going to be a benchmark. This Australia series will be a milestone series and a memorable one.