World News – AU – Boxing Day crowd tested allowed at MCG after Melbourne lockdown ends


A crowd at the MCG for Boxing Day test was virtually guaranteed by Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews as state coronavirus restrictions were significantly relaxed Melbourne will begin to open after more than four months of hard lockdown, after no cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria on Monday

Cricket Australia has yet to lock down its international schedule for a summer highlighted by successful four-test run against India Prime Minister Andrews said lifting restrictions meant it was too late for crowds to attend the Melbourne Cup next month, but not the biggest day in Australian cricket

« The Boxing Day test is of course very different because it is far from the case, » he told reporters « I am very confident that we will have a crowd at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test. I don’t know how big it will be but it will be crowded This is the advice I have, this is what we are working towards »

Over 80,000 people attended the first day of Boxing Day last year as Australia crushed New Zealand In 2018 – Virat Kohli’s last tour of India – 73,516 fans were attending CWM for day one The NSW government has approved CA’s quarantine proposal, with an updated schedule for the India tour expected to be finalized shortly

It happened a day after the Victoria Racing Club announced that the Melbourne Cup carnival would be held behind closed doors and without a crowd.The carnival draws up to 90,000 crowds for major races and is highlighted by the $ 8 million Cup, which takes place on the first Tuesday in November and known as « the race that stops the nation »

« While we are very disappointed that we are unable to accommodate our members and Cup week participants, we understand the government’s commitment to keeping our community safe, » VRC President said on Sunday. , Amanda Elliott

« What is certain is that the Melbourne Cup carnival will take place with spectators from all over Australia and around the worldElliott said the VRC is still negotiating with the government of the state of Victoria over the possibility of a small number of owners participating

A senior Australian sports official was forced to apologize and overturn a decision earlier this month to allow a limited number of people to attend the $ 5million Cox Plate in nearby Moonee Valley

Carnival, which includes Victoria Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Oaks Day and Mackinnon Stakes Day, is set to start on Saturday with four Group 1 races, including the AU $ 2million Victoria Derby for children three years

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