WTC FINAL: 6 New Zealand players accused of breaking bio-bubble, BCCI to complain to ICC

WTC FINAL: 6 New Zealand players accused of breaking bio-bubble, BCCI to complain to ICC
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A dispute has emerged between India and New Zealand before the World Test Championship (WTC) final, which will be held in Southampton.

The final will take place between June 18 and 22.

Both teams have announced a 15-member team on Tuesday, in accordance with ICC guidelines.

In Southampton, players from both teams stayed in the same hotel.

The administration of the Indian team in Southampton, England, is dissatisfy with a development in the New Zealand camp.

According to a report by Cricbuzz, Indian team management is not happy with a morning excursion by some members of the New Zealand team.

According to the source, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Michell, and physio Tommy Simsek walked out to play golf this morning against the strict BIO-BUBBLE regulations, which has disappointed the Indian team management.

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It’s worth mentioning that both India and New Zealand are staying at the Hilton hotel.

The hotel is located on the grounds of Southampton’s Ageas Bowl stadium.

The Indian squad and their families have remained on their hotel floors as per ICC procedure, while New Zealand members have gone out to play golf.

The Indian team’s management and players have been disappoint by this development.

Golf course, like the hotel, is located on the same grounds as the Ageas Bowl. And the New Zealand team’s management believes that no such protocols have been violated.

At the same time, a senior BCCI official told Inside Sports that the team management had provided the information.

ICC must treat both the teams equally. We will speak with ICC officials about this.

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