Cricket to return in Australia on Saturday
The last match played in Darwin was the Bangladesh-Australia match. After that match in 2008, the northern capital did not get a taste of any other international match. But in the coronavirus period, that Darwin has been at the center of the discussion.
The T20 carnival is starting on June 6 in Darwin. Cricket is returning to Australia with this tournament after all sports were suspended due to coronavirus.
Not only is cricket returning after a long absence, the tournament is also offering spectators a chance to stay. Eight teams will take part in this tournament called CDU Top End T20. Of these, seven teams have been selected from Darwin Premier Grade. The eighth team is an inviting team. The team is made up of the best players of the ‘Asia Cup’, which is hosted by people of Asian descent in the Northern Territory.
After a long time, it is being ensured through Facebook that no one should be deprived of the opportunity to watch live cricket matches. The matches will be shown through the MyCricket Facebook page. The tournament will be started on June 6 and will end on June 8. The match will start at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm local time.
This is not the end. This will be followed by the Darwin and District ODI season. The 14-round competition will run until September 19. No Karna positive has been found in the Northern Territory since May 21. As a result, 500 spectators have been allowed to enter to watch the Top End T20 matches. The use of sweat or saliva to make the ball shine is prohibited. Nothing artificial can be used for now.
Darwin Cricket Management chairman Lachlan Baird said he was awaiting a full decision from Cricket Australia. They are still thinking about these.
“Cricket Australia is still very strong at the moment that they will not necessarily follow the ICC direction that sweat can be used and any wax applicator will not be banned,”
Baird told the NT News this week.
“They are still exploring that. Fortunately, it should not be too much of an issue with our T20 competition this weekend.
“But the week after when 50-over cricket begins we will need a formal decision on what we are going to do — either through wax applicators with Kookaburra or hopefully following the ICC and the United Kingdom, who say using sweat and not saliva to shine the ball is an acceptable risk.”