Indian Cricket Team is scheduled to tour Australia in December this year, however considering the current global situation, even the T20 World Cup is under doubt due to the coronavirus. In the midst of all of this, an Adelaide based hotel has been offered to team India as a quarantine base when the side tours Australia for their 2020-2021 tour.
According to a report of “The Age”, The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) Cheif Keith Bradshaw has reached out to the Cricket Australia head Kevin Roberts, offering a new USD 42 million hotel for use by Virat Kohli & Co. if the series takes place in the country.
While the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup & India’s tour of 2020-2021 to Australia is doubtful to take place and only depends on how the Australian government. As of now, the government has sealed the country borders, imposing restrictions on travel to contain the dreaded disease, cricket authorities are also trying to find ways to manage health and safety of the visiting teams if the series goes ahead as planned.
There has been a 14-day mandatory isolation for the visitors may pose problems for the Indian team which needs to maintain conditioning and form for competition.
The 138 room hotel is expected to reopen in September, will enable “the world No.1 Test nation to train in first-class cricket facilities at the adjacent nets as well and give them access to suitable dining and nutrition options.”
And if the Test series against India gets cancelled, Cricket Australia could potentially lose around $ 300m so a USD 42 million hotel deal for Indian Players’ accommodation is one of the best backup options for them.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to start from October 18 and last till November 15 this year but is now left on a cliff hanger due to the coronavirus.