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Rohit Sharma safe in quarantine; To stay in sydney despite COVID-19 outbreak, confirms BCCI

A BCCI official confirmed that while Rohit shall continue to undergo quarantine in Sydney, the Indian board and the team management is constantly in touch with the limited-overs deputy.

Rohit Sharma safe in quarantine; To stay in sydney despite COVID-19 outbreak, confirms BCCI
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The fresh outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Sydney has raised questions not just over the fate of the third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, but also on the safety of India opener Rohit Sharma who is in quarantine there after arriving in Australia ahead of the first Test.

A BCCI official confirmed that while Rohit shall continue to remain in quarantine in Sydney, the Indian board and the team management is constantly in touch with the limited-overs deputy.

The official stated that Rohit Sharma is safe and is in a bio-secure environment spending time in quarantine. In case of any emergency, if it is needed to get him out of Sydney, it would be taken care of.

Sharma is being monitored by the physios and he is doing his regular endurance work in his room. It is all about keeping fit and ready for action when it comes to hitting the ground running, official confirmed.

However, on Sunday, December 20, the Cricket Australia mentioned that the Sydney Test match between India and Australia remains on track for now despite a fresh COVID-19 cluster in Sydney.

The third Test between India and Australia is slated to be played in Sydney from January 7 while the last Test of the series will go ahead at Brisbane from January 15. There were reports that Cricket Australia was mulling over switching the third and fourth Test venues. But there is no confirmation on the same as yet.

According to sources, Rohit Sharma will be available for the third Test in Sydney which will begin January 7. The last and fourth Test will be played in Brisbane from January 15.

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