Mumbai: Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley has said that Indian players and staff will be asked to face quarantine for two weeks before the four-match Test series.
This scenario will bring the Adelaide Oval and its newly built hotel as a strong watch, as told by the biosignature bubble, ESPNcricinfo.
India and Australia face each other in the four-match Test series, which is to begin in Brisbane from 4 December.
“The two-week quarantine is very well defined. The work we are doing is ensuring that even within the quarantine environment, the players have got the absolute best training facilities, so that their preparation for the matches is as optimal as it can possibly be,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Hockey as saying.
“Certainly the fact that there is a hotel in Adelaide Oval. It facilitates not to stretch Old Trafford or the Ageas Bowl, where the hotels are integrated into the venue,” he said.
Hockley also said that a precise standard of biosafety and testing would be applied against India before the series as coronavirus cases are roaming the subcontinent.
“It is widely known and it is unlikely that international travel restrictions will be lifted by the time India is scheduled to arrive in the country. There will obviously be trial regimes. We will be able to test people before that they get on to the plane and it is the nature of the situation of making sure we have the quarantine arrangements in line with government and health authority protocols,” Hockley said.
“The key thing for the players is that there’s regular testing and that we appropriately quarantine them when they come in and all of those plans are currently in development,” he added.