In a bid to avoid the possibility of having to face strict quarantine in Queensland, the Indian team is allegedly unwilling to travel to Brisbane for the fourth Test.
The visitors would instead prefer playing two Tests at the same venue as per the media reports.
Queensland State has shut its border with Sydney over COVID19 outbreak. However, after negotiations with Cricket Australia, the local government has allowed the players to land in Brisbane for the fourth Test on January 15, but still, it is unsure that what level of boundaries they would face after spending time in Sydney.
According to Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald, “Cricket Australia is hopeful that Queensland government would ease some COVID-19 quarantine restrictions which would be "enough to save the Gabba Test by convincing India not to boycott Brisbane.”
The third Test is scheduled to play in Sydney and both squads will fly to New South Wales on Monday.
This seems to be another blow as five Indian players have already been placed in isolation as a pending investigation after Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini were seen in a video that exposed the group eating in an indoor restaurant on New Year. BCCI and Cricket Australia are investigating the matter.