Concerns over Australia-India first Test
India national team are currently in Australia for three-match ODI series and four-match Test series. But concerns have started to rise as coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide is increasing day by day.
And the first Test between India and Australia is scheduled to take place on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval. So, Cricket Australia (CA) has got a serious problem because of the increasing number of Covid cases in South Australia.
Australia Test captain Tim Paine and his teammates are currently self-isolating because they last played their Sheffield Shield match in Adelaide. Players from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia also returned last week from their Sheffield Shield campaign in Adelaide.
“Like all people who have travelled from South Australia to Tasmania in the last seven days, the Tasmanian Tigers Sheffield Shield squad are self-isolating as we wait for further advice from Public Health,” a Cricket Tasmania spokesman said. “Players and staff have Covid-19 swab tests scheduled for later today.”
Indian and Australian players who were at the Indian Premier League (IPL) are currently in 14-day quarantine in Sydney. This will end on the eve of starting the ODI series which is scheduled to start on November 27 at the SCG.