Amid virus fears, CA contemplates moving Boxing Day Test against India to Adelaide

back icon
safari
06 Aug 2020 | 02:49 PM
authorPTI

Amid virus fears, CA contemplates moving Boxing Day Test against India to Adelaide

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Adelaide has emerged as a frontrunner to host the December 26-30 marquee fixture

heart

Share

Cricket Australia is contemplating moving the traditional Boxing Day Test against India from Melbourne to Adelaide due to rising COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Adelaide has emerged as a frontrunner to host the December 26-30 marquee fixture.

In this regard, CA chairman Earl Eddings has called for an urgent convening of the national cricket cabinet next week to discuss ways for smooth conduct of the series and avoid losing a staggering 300 million Australian dollars.

The situation in Victoria is not good and a senior cricket official told the country's leading daily that there is no way the current schedule can go ahead as planned with the state border restrictions in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Victoria has so far reported over 13000 positive cases for the coronavirus besides 170 deaths.

As far as the other Australian states are concerned, New South Wales comes a distant second with close to 4000 positive cases. South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, has so far reported 457 confirmed cases with 445 of them recovered.

CA had earlier said that the existing schedule is subject to change.

In May, CA had confirmed that India will make the trip Down Under later this year for a financially critical assignment comprising four Tests and ODIs.

Virat Kohli's men will feature in a high-profile Test series, beginning on December 3 at Brisbane. India are then scheduled to play a day/night Test, as committed by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, from December 11 to 15 in Adelaide.

The third and fourth Tests will be held in Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3 to 7) respectively.

The series is crucial for the financial health of CA, which has had to stand down staff to handle cost of operations in the wake of the pandemic.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
AustraliaIndiaIndia tour of Australia, 2020/21

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
SCG remains our preference, says Hockley after reports that CA mulling swapping Tests
Australian cricket officials were put on high alert last week after an outbreak of the virus in the northern beaches in Sydney
userPTI
20 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Kohli's absence after first Test will not affect CA financially: Hockley
CA turned out to be one of the worst-affected cricket boards due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced it to lay off a number of employees and cut down salaries of staffers
userPTI
24 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Paine, Labuschagne, other Australia cricketers airlifted into Sydney
CA vowed that all possible measures would be explored to ensure that the series goes ahead as planned
userPTI
17 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
CA plans to airlift players and staff into NSW as COVID-19 threatens India tour
According to the Australian media, CA is continuously "assessing" the fast evolving situation
userPTI
17 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Fresh COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide forces Paine into self-isolation
CA has asserted that the first Test against India from December 17 will go ahead as scheduled
userPTI
16 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Victoria government 'very confident' of having fans attend Boxing Day Test
The India-Australia Test series starts mid-December with the traditional Boxing Day Test lined up for December 26
userPTI
27 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
CA's broadcast partner dissatisfied with the planned India-Australia schedule
An official arbitration has been sought in its bid to secure a cut in its annual fees
userPTI
07 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
India's Oz series likely to begin in east coast after WA denies quarantine relaxation
The Indian and Australian players will be coming directly from the UAE after IPL where there is a second wave of COVID-19 cases
userPTI
07 Sep 2020
safari
NEWS
Sydney makes a pitch to host India-Australia Boxing Day Test
Adelaide, however, still remains favourite to host the match
userAFP
08 Aug 2020
safari
NEWS
India set to play pink-ball Test in Adelaide: Reports
Cricket Australia has locked in four venues for the financially crucial Test series against India
userPTI
27 May 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved