Five India cricketers, including vice-captain Rohit Sharma, have been placed in isolation as a precautionary measure following an alleged breach of biosecurity bubble in Melbourne on the New Year’s Day.

While Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have launched an investigation into the matter, Sportstar understands it would be premature to assume the five cricketers will be unavailable for the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, scheduled to begin in Sydney on January 7.

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The incident came to light after a fan posted a video on his Twitter feed of Rohit, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, pacer Navdeep Saini along with openers Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw dining in at an indoor restaurant in Melbourne.

“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and seeking to determine…

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