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Australia announces summer schedule despite the COVID-19


While the world is in dilemma either to start everything due to Coronavirus pandemic, Cricket Australia is confident of hosting a safe and successful summer after announcing its 2020-21 men’s and women’s international schedule on Thursday.

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Much awaited arrival of superpower India to play the Australian men’s teams across all formats, as well as the return of Australia’s all-conquering women’s team, are among the highlights schedule.

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Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia CEO said

“While acknowledging the difficulty in navigating a global pandemic, we are nonetheless encouraged by the progress Australia is making in combatting the coronavirus and the positive impact that is having on our ability to host an exciting summer of cricket in 2020-21.” 

We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released today, but we’ll be doing everything we can to get as much international cricket in as possible this summer. We will communicate any changes to the schedule if or when they are required”. The CEO further Added.

2020-21 Men’s and Women’s International Schedule **

Gillette Men’s ODI Series against Zimbabwe

Australia v Zimbabwe at TBA (August 9)

Australia v Zimbabwe at TBA (August 12)

Australia v Zimbabwe at Riverway Stadium, Townsville (August 15)

CommBank Women’s T20I Series against New Zealand

Australia v New Zealand at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney (September 27)

Australia v New Zealand at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney (September 29)

Australia v New Zealand at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney (October 1)

CommBank Women’s ODI Series against New Zealand

Australia v New Zealand at Riverway Stadium, Townsville (October 5)

Australia v New Zealand at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns (October 7)

Australia v New Zealand at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast (October 10)

Gillette Men’s T20I Series against West Indies

Australia v West Indies at Riverway Stadium, Townsville (October 4)

Australia v West Indies at Cazaly’s Stadium Cairns (October 6)

Australia v West Indies at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast (October 9)

Gillette Men’s T20I Series against India

Australia v India at the Gabba, Brisbane (October 11)

Australia v India at Manuka Oval, Canberra (October 14)

Australia v India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (October 17)

Men’s Test Series against Afghanistan

Standalone Test, Australia v Afghanistan at Perth Stadium, Perth (November 21-25)

Men’s Test Series against India

Australia v India at the Gabba, Brisbane (December 3- 7)

Australia v India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (December 11 – 15)

Boxing Day Test, Australia v India at the MCG, Melbourne (December 26 – 30)

Pink Test, Australia v India at the SCG, Sydney (January 3 – 7)

CommBank Women’s ODI Series against India

Australia v India at Manuka Oval, Canberra (January 22)

Australia v India at Junction Oval, St Kilda (January 25)

Australia v India at Blundstone Arena, Hobart (January 28)

Gillette Men’s ODI Series against India

Australia v India at Perth Stadium, Perth (January 12)

Australia v India at the MCG, Melbourne (January 15)

Australia v India at the SCG, Sydney (January 17)

Gillette Men’s ODI & T20I Series against New Zealand

Australia v New Zealand ODI at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (January 26)

Australia v New Zealand ODI at Manuka Oval, Canberra (January 29)

Australia v New Zealand ODI at Blundstone Arena, Hobart (January 31)

Australia v New Zealand T20 at the SCG, Sydney (February 2)

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