Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday said that he is confident that crowds will certainly come to witness Boxing Day Test match which will held between Australia and India. A Recent announcement came from Victoria officials that they have already finished their four months lockdown which was imposed keeping COVID-19 in mind. Boxing day Test match will be held at Melbourne but Adelaide Oval has been kept in standby in case any complications take place at Melbourne due to COVID-19 cases.
“I am 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 for sure. That’s the advice I have, that’s what we are working towards”ESPN Cricinfo quoted Andrews as saying.
This assumption from Daniel can be considered true as small portion of crowd was allowed to witness the recently held Australia-New Zealand women series at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. According to ESPN Cricinfo, Cricket Australia and New South Wales government have knitted together a deal for Indian and Australian players and officials who will be the part of the upcoming India-Australia series coming directly from IPL will have to quarantine in Sydney and these players will also get access of nearby training facilities. New South Wales government has given their approval but still the final approval needs to be taken from BCCI. The first and second ODI will take place in Sydney on November 27th and 29th 2020 and the third ODI which will be held at Canberra Manuka Oval. The ODI series will be followed by the T20 series that will start from December 1st 2020.