Five India cricketers were placed in isolation over the weekend while the Australian and Indian cricket boards investigated allegations of a breach of biosecurity protocols after a video surfaced showing the players eating at a Melbourne restaurant.
Indian players test negative for COVID.
All members of Indian cricket team and support staff in Australia have returned negative in latest COVID-19 tests on Jan 3: BCCI
Indian cricket board (BCCI) said players and support staff were tested on Sunday.
“Playing members of the Indian Cricket Team and support staff underwent an RT-PCR Test for Covid-19 on January 3, 2021. All tests have returned negative results,” the BCCI said in a statement on Monday.
A Cricket Australia (CA) spokesman said Australia’s players and staff had also been cleared after tests on Sunday.
The BCCI made no comment on the investigation into the five Indian cricketers.
According to strict biosecurity protocols set by CA, players are allowed to sit outside but not allowed to dine inside restaurants.CA said on Monday the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground would be reduced to 25 per cent capacity and tickets would be reissued.