Australia vs India: MCG offers to host first Test after COVID-19 outbreak at Adelaide

Australia vs India: MCG offers to host first Test after COVID-19 outbreak at Adelaide

Melbourne: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) chief Stuart Fox has supplied to host the primary Test if Adelaide fails to take action because of the coronavirus outbreak in South Australia, the state the place the match venue is positioned. The match is scheduled to begin on December 17.

“If the game had to be moved, the MCC would be ready to mobilise and the MCG would be available,” Fox informed The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

MCG is scheduled to host the Boxing Day second Test from December 26.

Sydney Cricket Ground had additionally supplied to assist, though SCG chairman Tony Shepherd didn’t count on the necessity to come up.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall stated he’s hopeful the primary Test will happen on the Adelaide Oval, however he didn’t assure it.

“We are still hopeful that the cricket will go ahead. What we are doing in South Australia is putting all those people we think pose the biggest risk, those people that have come into contact with someone who is infectious, we have put them into quarantine as quickly as possible,” Marshall was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, as an emergent measure, a number of members of the Australian Test squad have been air-lifted from South Australia to New South Wales.

The gamers, airlifted by Cricket Australia (CA) in a chartered flight, embody Test gamers Tim Paine, who’s the captain, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Wade and Travis Head, moreover these a part of Australia ‘A’ crew and people who will compete within the T20 Big Bash League (BBL) beginning subsequent month.

South Australia had on Sunday introduced a brand new Covid-19 cluster, because the variety of instances shortly grew to 17 on Monday. The numbers, nevertheless, fell to 5 on Tuesday.

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