There has already been persevering with hypothesis that India will refuse to journey to Brisbane for the ultimate match of the four-test collection starting Jan. 15, eager to keep away from the Queensland authorities’s strict biosecurity protocols. If that’s the case, the match would then be performed in Sydney, the place the third Take a look at between the groups is ongoing.
Each squads are attributable to journey to Brisbane on Tuesday, the day after Brisbane’s stay-at-home restrictions are presently scheduled to finish. The groups are degree 1-1 within the collection.
A cleaner at a quarantine resort in Brisbane has examined optimistic for the extremely contagious U.Okay. variant of COVID-19, prompting the state authorities to take drastic motion.
“We’re going to go arduous and we’re going to go early to do all the pieces we will to cease the unfold,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated Friday.
The restrictions start at 6 p.m. on Friday and finish at 6 p.m. Monday.
“That is extremely severe. We’re declaring that Higher Brisbane space a hotspot and I am additionally asking my colleagues from different jurisdictions to additionally declare Higher Brisbane a hotspot till we get via this collectively,” Palaszczuk stated.
When requested in regards to the Brisbane Test match, the premier replied: “Nonetheless speaking . . . nonetheless optimistic talks at this stage.”