Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini and Rohit Sharma have been forced to self-isolate after reportedly breaching the Indian team’s bio-bubble regulations.
The BCCI has launched an investigation after the five players were filmed eating at an indoor restaurant in Melbourne.
As a precaution they have been removed from the rest of the squad and will continue training sessions on their own.
Cricket Australia released a statement on the matter, stating the decision to place the players in isolation was agreed upon by both squads’ medical teams.
‘On the advice of the Australian and Indian medical teams, the aforementioned players have been placed in isolation as a precaution. This will include separating the group of players from the broader Indian and Australian squads when traveling and at the training venue,’ read the statement.
‘Players will be permitted to train in accordance with the strict protocols that have been put in place to ensure the ongoing safety of all members of the Indian and Australian squads.’
The third Test between India and Australia is scheduled for 7 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground, giving the players sufficient time to return negative Covid-19 results.