As the Indian team flew to Brisbane for the fourth Test match against Australia on Tuesday, the players complained of the hotel’s dearth of facilities. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) was immediately informed of the same as the Indian players weren’t offered any room service and housekeeping facilities and weren’t even allowed to leave their floors.
However, BCCI promptly intervened and took the matter up with CA and the Indian Board has been assured that all the promised facilities will be extended to the team. “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 team has also been given a team room where they can assemble and have meetings. Only the swimming pool is not open for use,” a senior BCCI official told TOI on Tuesday.
As per BCCI and CA discussion during the past weeks, the Indian board was assured that the team would not have to be in hard quarantine during the Test. However, the players have now been asked not to leave their floors. However, BCCI has assured that the issue will be resolved at the earliest.
“The players are exhausted and have retired to their rooms. But they would like to go out for a stroll later in the day. You can’t expect a player to keep doing up his room during this kind of tour. BCCI is always by the side of its players and will ensure they get the best treatment,” the official added.