The BCCI has intervened after members of Team India have expressed their displeasure over the quality of the hotel rooms in Brisbane where they landed for the fourth Test on Tuesday morning.The fourth Test starting in Brisbane from next Friday thus becomes a decider. Meanwhile, members of the Indian team have expressed their displeasure regarding the cleanliness of the hotel rooms upon reaching Australia’s third-largest city. According to a report the Indian team is stuck inside the hotel rooms.
The players have been locked up in hotel rooms with no access to the pools, gym or refreshment area. The hotel is inside four kilometers from the stadium. The Times of India have reported that the members of the Indian team are very unhappy seeing the condition of the hotel. Though the visitors have labeled the hotel room a ‘good one’, the Indian contingent has reportedly described its rooms as a prison for all practical purposes.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has decided to intervene into the matter for the safety and comfort of their players. The TOI report further said that the entire hotel is empty and the players are being denied from using the gym or the swimming pool.
BCCI Intervenes After Team India Players Expresses Displeasure in Hotel Room Standards in Brisbane
“There was no room service or housekeeping facilities. The gym is very basic and not of international standards and the swimming pool can’t be accessed. This wasn’t what they were promised when they checked in,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
The BCCI is aware of the strict rules in place for COVID 19 fears but is making sure that their players do not have any problem during their stay at the hotel over the next few days. It is learnt that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and CEO Hemang Amin have all got in touch with their Cricket Australia counterparts after complaints from Team India players.
When asked if the players had protested with the hotel authorities, the source said: “When the manager enquired about how these things are not being taken care of, all they said was, ‘the rule applies to both Indian and Australian teams. There is no one team that has been subjected to hard quarantine rules”.
Meanwhile, the board is also in touch with Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane and head coach Ravi Shastri and has promised full cooperation towards making sure that they have a smooth stay during the course of the Test match.