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India unhappy with Brisbane hotel






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India’s cricket board has reportedly complained to Cricket Australia about several aspects of the Brisbane bubble that Ajinkya Rahane’s team will call home until the Test series ends.

India had been sceptical about the biosecurity preparations in Queensland -- presently closed to visitors from Sydney because of Covid-19 pandemic -- and the authorities had supplied exemptions directing to the BCCI and CA coming to an agreement.

However, as soon as the Indian cricket team reached Brisbane and they figured that there will not be any room service provider at the hotel, several Indian media reported. India’s team reportedly included the standard of the gym, the fact that the hotel pool and restaurant have been closed, and absence of room service and housekeeping.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and chief executive Hemang Amin all reportedly raised concerns about what they were hearing from the team on the ground.

The Times of India quoted an unnamed senior BCCI official, who claimed that CA gave fresh assurances on Tuesday regarding hotel facilities.

“The board has been told that the team has been given access to all the lifts in the hotel. They can use a gym too. It has been assured that there will be room service and housekeeping,” the BCCI official said.

"The cricketers are exhausted and have retired to their rooms. But they would like to go out for a stroll later ... BCCI is always by the facet of its players and will ensure they get the exceptional treatment," he added.

There is a three –day break between the third and fourth test, the series is tied at 1-1 and the final test will be played at the Gabba from (January 15-19).