The fixtures for the much-anticipated India’s tour of Australia have been declare with Cricket Australia confirming that the Adelaide Cricket Ground will host the primary Day-Night Test between the 2 groups beginning December 17. The ODIs will kickstart the sequence on November 27 on the Sydney Cricket Ground, adopted by the T20Is, each being performed throughout SCG and the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
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Despite many speculations, Cricket Australia determined to maintain the normal Boxing Day Test on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which can host the second Test of the sequence, adopted by the third and fourth Tests in Sydney and Brisbane. The two groups may also play a pink-ball observe match on the SCG as a heat up for the D/N Test.
“We have worked closely with the BCCI for many months to bring this tour to life, and I cannot speak more highly of the professional, thorough and collaborative manner with which they have approached this tour in these extraordinary and complex times,” mentioned Nick Hockley, CA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. “I would like to express my gratitude to everyone at the BCCI for the faith and support they have shown in the plan we have developed, which we believe will result in a safe and successful summer for all involved.
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“We would also like to especially thank the NSW Government for allowing players from both teams to safely prepare during quarantine, as well as other governments and health authorities who have worked with us to host a series which, I have no doubt, will live long in the memories of all who experience it,” Hockley added.
Hockey confirmed that the historic Boxing Day Test will stay on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a subject that was up for deliberation because of the rising Covid-19 cases within the metropolis. The Optus Stadium in Perth had earlier emerged as the highest contender to switch the Boxing Day Test however Hockley ensured that the perfect security measures will probably be taken to make sure all the pieces seems easily.
“In relation to the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, we are working with the Victorian Government and the Melbourne Cricket Club on plans to safely host spectators at the iconic event with details to be confirmed in due course,” Hockley mentioned. “The safety of the Australian community and all participants is our highest priority and we will continue to work with governments across Australia to ensure the schedule proceeds in line with relevant directions and biosecurity protocols.”
ODI Series: 1st ODI, Sydney (November 27), 2nd ODI, Sydney (November 29), third ODI, Canberra (December 2)
T20I Series: 1st T20, Canberra (December 4), 2nd T20, Sydney (December 6), third T20, Sydney (December 8)
Test Series: 1st Test Adelaide Oval Day-Night) (December 17-21), 2nd Test, Melbourne (December 26-30), third Test Sydney (January 7-11), 4th Test, Brisbane (January 15-19).