The Indian Test cricket team is scheduled to tour Australia in December to play in a four-match Test series. One of the Tests is scheduled for December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground could be shifted to Adelaide as per our sources at Cricket Australia.
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The test, which starts the day after Christmas, is called ‘Boxing Day’ Test. The fact, that the Melbourne Stadium will be packed with fans on the 26th, is bothering some members of the boards, due to COVID-19 cases in the state.
The state of Victoria in Australia currently has the highest number of cases of corona infection. Melbourne Stadium is located in the state of Victoria. Currently there are 13,000 people affected and 170 dead. The city is currently under complete lockdown.
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Thus Australian board does not want to lose about $ 300 million by competing in an unsafe manner. Thus wanting to host in Adelaide. Only 457 people have been affected in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Of these, 445 have recovered.
The Cricket Board of Australia wants to move the match to Adelaide. The final decision is to yet be announced.