In this backdrop, there is buzz that even Cricket Australia (CA) is contemplating hosting India in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah because of the Coronavirus situation Down Under. However, a top CA official yesterday categorically ruled out that possibility. He has also informed this paper that the Australian board has obtained permissions to host India between November and January. The government’s permission was the biggest bottleneck the CA had been facing.
Mirror has learnt that with the borders opening up, the CA is planning to have four different venues for the
Logistics being prepared for India contingent
Meanwhile, the BCCI has collected passports of support staff and potential squad members to start the process for travel arrangements. The word is that all the members, once the selection is done, will assemble in Dubai to fly to Australia immediately after the IPL. A chartered flight is being organised.
All the support staff and players who are already not in the UAE for the IPL will be asked to reach Dubai by end of this month and a bubble will be created for them. The idea is to ensure that the quarantine period for the Indian contingent on arrival in Australia is not long.