Covid-19: Stay safe everyone!
Special News

Join Our Whatsapp Groups for Direct News:

Articles » Sports » Cricket »

MCG To Allow Maximum 25K Spectators For Boxing Day Test Between Australia And India

MCG To Allow Maximum 25K Spectators For Boxing Day Test Between Australia And India

Views: 165 | Updated On: | By Sunit Jangir

like

The highly anticipated and awaited cricket series of the year 2020 is all set to begin on November 27. Cricket's one of the biggest rivalries will begin with ODIs followed by T20Is and Tests when India will tour Australia for 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is, and 4 Tests.

SCG will host the first two ODIs (November 27 and 29) before the teams move to Canberra for the third and final ODI (December 2). The first T20I will also be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra (December 4), following which the teams will return to SCG for the final two T20Is (December 6 and 8).



After completing the white-ball leg, the prestigious Border-Gavaskar 4-match test series will kick-start on December 17 with a day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. Melbourne Cricket Ground (December 26-30), Sydney Cricket Ground (January 7-11), and Gabba, Brisbane (January 15-19) will host the next three Tests.

While most of the matches will be played without the crowd due to the covid-19 pandemic, a cap of approximately 25,000 spectators - which is one-fourth of the total capacity of the Melbourne Cricket Ground - has been kept for the Boxing Day Test to be played between Australia and India this year amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This comes after the proposal to have crowds was green-lit by the head of the government in Victoria, which had emerged as the epicenter of the second wave of COVID-19 infections in Australia. The Victorian government, Melbourne Cricket Club, and Cricket Australia will develop a "COVIDSafe plan" to enable crowds to safely attend the Test match.

"Under our new COVIDSafe protocols, we're working closely with the Victorian government and Cricket Australia to host this year's Boxing Day Test at the MCG", said MCC Chief Executive Stuart Fox.



"The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is one of the prestigious trophies in Test cricket, and it'll be fascinating to see the contest between Justin (Langer) and Tim (Paine)'s men against a very talented Indian side," Cricket Australia's Chair Earl Eddings said.

India is the defending champions of the Border-Gavaskar trophy when the Virat Kohli-led side defeated Australia by 2-1 to become the first Asian side to win a test series in Australia in 2018-19.

Stay tuned...

Tags:


Share This Post:


Comments

Write Your Comment Here

Max Comment Length: 100 Words; Please Don't Use Bad Language Otherwise your comment will be removed




Related News

Akash Chopra Backs Virat Kohli To Continue To Lead Team India, Says He Can't be ...

Cricket

Akash Chopra Backs Virat Kohli To Continue To Lead Team India, Says He Can't be ...

BCCI Announces Tests, ODIs, And T20Is Squads For Australia Tour; Rohit Sharma No...

Cricket

BCCI Announces Tests, ODIs, And T20Is Squads For Australia Tour; Rohit Sharma No...

Virat Kohli To Return India After The First Test Against Australia; Rohit Sharma...

Cricket

Virat Kohli To Return India After The First Test Against Australia; Rohit Sharma...

Rohit Sharma Could Be In Danger Of Injuring Himself Again If He Is Not Careful: ...

Cricket

Rohit Sharma Could Be In Danger Of Injuring Himself Again If He Is Not Careful: ...

Hamstring is Fine But I Absolutely Needed To Be Clear in Mind That There is No S...

Cricket

Hamstring is Fine But I Absolutely Needed To Be Clear in Mind That There is No S...

MPL Sports To Be India's New Kit Sponsor, BCCI Announces

Cricket

MPL Sports To Be India's New Kit Sponsor, BCCI Announces

Trending News

snlogo
Follow Us On Social Media: Sacnilk
Follow Us: Sacnilk Entertainment Account
Follow Us: Sacnilk Sports Account

Entertainment

Big News Quick News Recent News Recent Movies Upcoming Movies Upcoming Birthdays Recent Songs Recent Movies Collection

Sports Politics Sports Internet India Education

Feedback About Contact Us T&C Privacy Policy Are you a writer/blogger, Work with Us © Sacnilk Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved