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Ind vs Aus: Corona Padaga on Sydney Test ... Plan to hold third Test there ..!

Sydney Ground (photo: Twitter)

TeamIndia is touring in Australia. A series of four Tests will be played as part of this long tour. The Pink Test has already ended as the Adelaide venue. Australia beat Grand Victory in the first Test. The Boxing Day Test is set to begin on December 26 in Melbourne. The third Test is scheduled to take place in Sydney on January 7. However, the third Test in Sydney is suspected to be due to the corona virus epidemic. Currently corona virus cases are increasing day by day in Australia. Sydney City in particular has a high level of viral tension. However, it is doubtful whether the match will take place in Sydney, the venue for the third Test against India. With this, Cricket Australia (CA) chose the Melbourne venue as the standby. The CA said on Thursday that it was ready to conduct the third Test at the MCG ground.

The Sydney Test is scheduled for January 7. But Cricket Australia is reportedly preparing to host the Test in Melbourne. The India-Australia Boxing Day Test will also be played in Melbourne. The second Test starts on December 26. Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hawkley said a record level of corona testing was currently taking place in New South Wales. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Lukashenko’s government, but said that maintaining some independence was important.

Cricket Australia recently revealed that senior opener David Warner and pacer Sean Abbott have been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test. Warner, Abbott practiced to improve fitness in Sydney. Both recovered from injury but .. the team had to stay away as the corona outbreak in Sydney was severe. Both did not get a place in the team due to corona rules. The CA said there were no substitutes for the Aussies for the second Test. The departure of Warner, who is in good form, is a unifying factor for Teamindia.

Published by:
Sridhar Reddy

First published:
December 24, 2020, 4:00 PM IST