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Indian Cricketers were Lucky to be “Negative”

Web Desk — India’s team and support staff all tested negative to coronavirus (Covid-19) after five players apparently breached their bio-security bubble, officials have reported as capacity at the Sydney Cricket Ground was slashed over coronavirus concerns.

The quintet — Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini — were filmed dining inside a Melbourne restaurant on New Year’s Day.

While the five were allowed to continue training, they were told to stay apart from the broader Indian squad, with the entire tour party tested on Sunday.

The Indian cricket board, which has not said whether the five will be punished, on Monday issued a brief statement giving them the all-clear for Covid-19.

Australia’s team and staff were also tested and they too came back negative.

Both teams arrived in Sydney on Monday for the third Test starting from Thursday.

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