World News – UA – Melbourne to host Boxing Day test as Cricket Australia confirm summer schedule


Cricket Australia will aim for 25,000 fans to attend the Boxing Day Test at the MCG every day after details of the summer India tour are finally released on Wednesday Officials have confirmed that the Adelaide Oval day-night test would open the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on December 17, ahead of Boxing Day game

The Sydney test has been pushed back to Jan.7, with the Gabba closing the red ball summer from Jan.15 CA hopes all state borders will be open by the end of December, this which will facilitate travel for the last two tests

But the Crown Jewel will move forward in its traditional CWM home, allaying fears that the summer’s flagship event may need to be moved.The governing body is working on the likelihood of a capacity to 25% in Melbourne, although this could increase or decrease depending on the number of Covid-19 cases

Officials have promised that there will be no price gouging and distribution will be split between members and the general public, with a maximum of 125,000 attendees over five days CA also confirmed on Wednesday that the deal with the MCG to host the top-level test had been extended for three years, after the deal expired last summer

“The number we’ve talked about so far is 25,000,” said Nick Hockley, Acting Director of CA “It would be absolutely fantastic to have as many as possible After the year that has been What a time it will be for the Victorians who have been through such a difficult time lately « 

CA insisted that Wednesday’s announcement showed it was meeting its end of the broadcast deal, as the dispute with free-to-air partner Seven Network awaits arbitration

Virat Kohli’s team to kick off the International Men’s Summer – worth roughly $ 300 million to CA – with the first two of three ODI games November 27-29 at SCG The Manuka Oval in Canberra will host the last 50 plus game on December 2

An international three-match T20 series then follows at Manuka Oval (December 4) and SCG (December 6 and 8) before Adelaide Oval hosts the first Test – a day-night match starting December 17 – to precede Boxing Day Test The third test will take place in Sydney from January 7 – a little later than the usual CRS start date – before the start of the fourth test in Brisbane on January 15

The Indian team will arrive in Sydney on November 12 subject to Australian Border Force travel clearance and appropriate departure clearances. Tourists will then be quarantined in Sydney prior to the first ODI

« Across all three formats Australia and India represent one of the great rivalries in world sport and we are delighted to welcome the exceptional team of Virat Kohli to the Australian shores this summer, » said declared Hockley

“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 »

CA originally planned to quarantine India in Queensland before starting the tour there.However, after waiting in vain for weeks for Queensland officials to approve their tour proposal, CA turned to New South Wales and got quick state approval

After the summer at home is over, Australia will return to South Africa for the first time since the infamous 2018 bullet sabotage scandal tour when they arrive in February for a three-test run

The exact dates and locations have not yet been confirmed, although the series will end in March

Australia won the opening test in 2018 but ultimately lost the four-game series 3-1 The Proteas will also host England from the end of November in limited-overs matches, with Sri Lanka for a two-test showdown at the turn of the year and will close their home campaign against Pakistan in three ODIs and three T20s during a busy summer of cricket in the south Africa

« We are delighted to announce the international men’s cricket schedule for the home season, » said ACS Acting CEO Kugandrie Govender “It’s an absolute pleasure to bring more good news to our cricket fans The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many changes to the traditional sequencing of scheduled matches in South Africa this season « 

This came as CA was forced to apologize to Christina Matthews after failing to inform WACA chief executive of Wednesday’s announcement Western Australia cricket suffered a blow tough when it was confirmed Perth would miss international cricket altogether this summer

“It was a bit of a shock to us because we weren’t sure there would be an announcement today,” Matthews said “We were effectively briefed while we were still in bed I woke up and I saw the press release As we know on the east coast they forget that there is a three hour time difference and that we actually exist « 

Perth was originally scheduled to host a one-time test against Afghanistan in November, but which was canceled due to numerous financial and quarantine hurdles involved

“It was all about the hard border We couldn’t get permission for the players to practice while they were in quarantine,” Matthews said. “And that meant then when they came out of the quarantine, two more weeks would have to be added to the tour, and India would never accept that So that was the end « 

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World News – AU – Melbourne to host Boxing Day test as Cricket Australia confirm summer schedule



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