Reports: Indian players to clean their own toilets in the team hotel in Brisbane

Reports: Indian players to clean their own toilets in the team hotel in Brisbane

According to the reports which have emerged, it is quite clear that the Indian team and its management is not at all pleased with the facilities which they have got.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

With all the news regarding the Indian team planning not to travel to Brisbane for the final Test, the officials announced a couple of days back that the team will travel to the capital of Queensland. The state of Queensland was forced into hard lockdown once again recently after a new strain of coronavirus from the United Kingdom was found. After days of speculation, the Indian team arrived in the city. 

The team led by Ajinkya Rahane was moved to Sofitel, a five-star hotel. The hotel is around four kilometres away from the Gabba ground. According to the updates which were issued by Times of India, Indian contingent had talked about the hotel highly, but also mentioned that it was a ‘prison for all practical purposes.’

Due to the hard lockdown, the hotel has been closed for any other guests. According to the Indian contingent, the situation has forced the Indian players to be in a desperate situation such that they have to clean their own toilets as well. 

Have to make our own beds, clean our own toilets, reveals Indian contingent

“We are locked up in our rooms, have to make our own beds, clean our own toilets. Food is coming from a nearby Indian restaurant which will be given to us on our floor. We can’t move out of the floor that’s been designated to us. The entire hotel is empty, but we can’t use any amenities in the hotel including the swimming pool and the gym. All the cafes and restaurants in the hotel are shut,” the Indian contingent said about the condition. 

According to the reports which have emerged, it is quite clear that the Indian team and its management is not at all pleased with the facilities which they have got. Given the current situation, it is understood that management has appealed to the BCCI that something has to be done urgently. 

Team India has complained to the BCCI officials about the lack of facilities

The team has conveyed that whatever was promised, in terms of amenities and facilities, a lot of them have not been provided to the Indian team. The management has conveyed to the BCCI officials that either they should be allowed to use all the amenities present in the hotel or just be asked to put on a flight back to India. 

Indian team is also scheduled to play a four-Test series against England upon coming back. With injuries around, the team is going through a lot but these tough times has allowed many players to stand up and show what they can do.