Strict quarantine in Australia taking a toll Indian women's team

The Indian women’s cricket team’s 14-day strict quarantine in “small” hotel rooms in Brisbane is just on day four and the seclusion is already taking its toll on the players, according to a BCCI official.

According to a government official, rooms at the government’s institutional quarantine facility are too small for players to undertake light training. “The rooms are really cramped. You barely have the energy to move around and train. There are no guards on duty like the players saw in the UK, but the place is quite rigorous”.

“The cuisine served is adequate, and the menu changes on a daily basis. It’ll be a difficult two weeks “, according to the official.

After spending two weeks in isolation in Mumbai, the players had an easier time in the UK since they were allowed to train within the first week of their quarantine.

The team arrived in Brisbane on Monday following a change in the tour itinerary due to COVID-19-related limitations in Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne, the original locations for the three-ODI, one-day Test, and three T20s series. All of the matches will now be played in Queensland, with the series starting two days later on September 21.

During their quarantine, the men’s cricket team, which toured Australia this year, was allowed to train for a limited time. The women, on the other hand, are confined to their hotel rooms for a period of 14 days. In order to combat COVID-19, Australia has implemented some of the toughest restrictions on international travellers.