Cricket Australia interim Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley on Tuesday confirmed that the day-night Test between India and Australia in Adelaide will go forward as deliberate. South Australia had imposed a lockdown after a cluster of COVID circumstances have been detected final week placing the pink-ball Test between the 2 sides below the scanner. Hockley knowledgeable that the scenario is now below management and the lockdown was lifted on November 21 including that he’s very “excited” in regards to the pink-ball Test which can go forward as per the schedule i.e. on December 17.
“There was a small cluster of COVID cases last week and we have been given assurance by the South Australian government that it has been contained and the lockdown was lifted on Saturday. So we are confident that the Adelaide Test will go ahead as scheduled,” mentioned Hockley in a digital press convention.
“We have been fortunate that there has been relatively negligible community transmission but we are taking precautions. As I said we are confident that the first Test will go ahead in Adelaide as scheduled and I am very excited about it,” Hockley mentioned whereas replying to ANI’s question.
It has been now been greater than 10 days for the reason that Indian cricket workforce arrived in Australia for the lengthy multi-format tour. While the squad stays in quarantine, the boys have been coaching concurrently each with the white and purple ball.
“All players are our number one priority and we are working very closely with BCCI to provide absolutely the best possible conditions for training and also accommodation,” mentioned Hockley.
India and Australia are slated to sq. off in opposition to one another in three ODIs, three T20Is, and 4 Tests.
The tour will start with the three-match ODI collection, slated to start in Sydney from Friday. After the white-ball leg, each side will shift their consideration to the longest format of the sport.
“I would like to express my gratitude towards the BCCI and all the players for their sacrifice in making this tour possible and all the staff who have worked hard behind the scenes in the recent months,” CA’s interim CEO mentioned.
“It’s a hugely important series and after the year everyone had it is going to bring a huge amount of joy to cricketing fans.”
The four-match collection can be part of the World Test Championship (WTC). The collection can be aired dwell on Sony Sports channels from November 27, 8.00 am (IST) onwards.
Australia are on high of the standing whereas India is on the second place after ICC altered the factors system for WTC because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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