After a few of the reliable reports suggested that Ajinkya Rahane’s Team India does not want to go back into strict quarantine, Ross Bates, a member of the Queensland legislative assembly, insulted their sense and said that they should get back to India as if they do not want to follow the rules.
The statement has looked offended to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and they might review their decision to play at Gabba. Notably, team India broke the protocols humiliating a bio-secure bubble as their selfie with the fans was breaking the internet.
The BCCI believes that India Cricket Team has been subjected to a poor portrayal. Consequently, they are planning to trim the tour and will take on their opponents in three matches eliminating the final Brisbane Test.
Speaking to the media, one of the officials added that if the team did not want to stay in quarantine, Rohit Sharma would not have to be isolated for two weeks.
BCCI offended by Ross Bates words ‘If Indians don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come’
“The statement made by the public representative portrays Indians in poor light and let me assure you, we do not want to do anything other than to abide by the rules, and Rohit Sharma’s strict quarantine is a case in point.
“To try and propagate a view that we don’t wish to follow the rules is unacceptable and the tone and tenor, in which it was said seemed rife with hostility and bordered on racism. It is, therefore, not a surprise that a rethink is on the cards. If a representative of the public does not want us there, it is hurtful and the last thing we want is to upset the Australian fans who have given us so much love and support over the years.Advertisement
“We do not wish to make it difficult for them or for Cricket Australia,” the official said
Ross Bates portrays a poor image of Indians, says If they don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come
Here are Ross Bates words:
“If the Indians don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come,”
Queensland Shadow Sports Minister was also offended by the COVID-19 protocols that team India broke.
“If the Indian cricket team wants to spit the dummy and disregard quarantine guidelines in Brisbane for the fourth Test, then they shouldn’t come,“