Boxing Day Test crowd confirmed for India-Australia mega clash
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that a crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the Boxing Day Test has been guaranteed as Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions have been eased down after no case is found for some days.
Cricket Australia (CA) has been very hopeful to return international cricket in Australia from next summer with the four-match Test series against India. Addition of crowd will bring a new history surely in these COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Boxing Day Test of course is very different because that is some way off,” Premier Andrews told reporters.
“I am very confident that we will get a crowd at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test. I don’t know how big it will be but there will be a crowd. That’s the advice that I have, that’s what we’re working towards.”
The Border-Gavaskar Test series between India and Australia will start with a day-night Test in Adelaide on December 17.
India are scheduled to arrive in Sydney on November 12 and will quarantine at a hotel for two weeks at Sydney’s Olympic Park, where they can also train. Some of Australia’s cricketers who are currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will also go into quarantine.