World News – AU – Perth snubbed for summer cricket


International men’s cricket will not be played in Perth this summer after Cricket Australia released revised schedules for India’s tour of Australia starting next month

Western Australia’s hard border means Optus Stadium will not host any of the three one-day internationals, three-twenty20 or four test matches against India, with SCG hosting the majority of matches with limited clearances

Perth was due to host Afghanistan after initially missing a tryout match against cricketer superstar Virat Kohli’s men, but now WA cricket fans will miss any international cricket this year

Australia and India met at Perth Stadium in December 2018, with the Australians claiming a 146-point victory thanks to a superb bowling performance from spinner Nathan Lyon

The India tour kicks off with a one-day international match at SCG on November 27, with the limited fixtures to be split between NSW Ground and Manuka Oval in Canberra

The series of tests for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy kicks off on December 17 at Adelaide Oval with a first day and night match between the two nations, with both teams going undefeated in the pink ball tests

The Boxing Day Test will be played at the MCG, before heading to the SCG (January 7) and finally the Gabba (January 15)

“As for the Boxing Day test at the MCG, we are working with the Government of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club on plans to safely welcome spectators to the iconic event, details to be confirmed in due time, ”Nick Hockley, Acting Managing Director of Cricket Australia said in a statement

« The safety of the Australian community and all participants is our top priority and we will continue to work with governments across Australia to ensure that the schedule runs in accordance with relevant biosafety instructions and protocols

“We have been working closely with BCCI for many months to bring this tour to life, and I cannot speak more about the professional, thorough and collaborative way they approached this tour in these extraordinary times and complex

“I would like to express my gratitude to all BCCI members for the faith and support they have shown in the plan that we have developed, which we believe will result in a safe and successful summer for all. the people involved

« We also want to give special thanks to the NSW government for allowing players on both teams to safely prepare during quarantine, as well as the other governments and health authorities who worked with us to organize a series. which I have no doubt will live long in the memory of all who experience it

“I also want to thank everyone in Australian cricket and our valued partners for working tirelessly to meet the challenges and deliver a schedule that will bring joy and excitement to hundreds of millions of fans here and to the foreign »

Australian players returning from Indian Premier League to Dubai are expected to arrive on a chartered flight on November 12, entering quarantine ahead of the opening game

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World News – AU – Perth SNUBBED for summer cricket



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