Covid-19: So 2 Tests of India-Australia Series to be played in Sydney?

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Trust has also offered to host the Brisbane Test as part of the exercise to save the New Year Test between India and Australia.

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Trust has also offered to host the Brisbane Test as part of the exercise to save the New Year Test between India and Australia. SCG Trust has also offered to host the fourth and final Test in case the teams returning from New South Wales are not exempted from the Queensland Government.

Cricket Australia (CA) has been on high alert since the beginning of this month following an increase in cases of Kovid-19 on the northern coasts of Sydney. Sydney has to host the third Test from 7 January. The situation on the northern shores has improved, but there are fears that the Queensland government may close its border with New South Wales, which would mean players and broadcasters Channel staff from Sydney to Brisbane between the third and fourth Tests. Will not be able to travel to According to the schedule, the last Test of the series is to be played in Brisbane from 15 January. 

Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust chairman Tony Sheppard told ‘The Age’, ‘If necessary we can conduct two Tests, there is no problem.’ In the current situation, however, Melbourne has emerged as a strong contender to host the third Test.

The Boxing Day Test is also to be played in Melbourne from 26 December. The CA, however, said that Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is their priority for the third Test. Shepard said, “We have made it clear to Cricket Australia that we have adopted flexibility and we will be very disappointed to lose the hosting of the Sydney Test and we have done this with the support of the Government of New South Wales.”