Crowd to return for Boxing Day test between India and Australia

Crowd to return for Boxing Day test between India and England

Crowd to return for Boxing Day test between India and England (Pic Source: Twitter)

Team India will tour Australia after the Ongoing Indian Premier League for a bilateral series. The tour will kick off from November 27 with the limited overs series. Team India will also play a four match test series. The test series will kick off from December 17 with the day-night test match.

A massive good news for the cricket-lovers is that the fans will be allowed to enter the stadium and enjoy the match. This is definitely big news for the fans as they have been deprived of entering the stadiums ever since COVID hit the entire world. All the matches that have been played after the resumption of cricket saw no crowd.

The Boxing Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will have 25,000 spectators every day. Pakula mentioned that the Victorian Government in association with MCC and the cricket board will develop a strict and rigorous safe plan based on up-to date health advice to allow fans in the stadium.

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“The Victorian Government, MCC and Cricket Australia will develop a rigorous COVID-Safe plan based on the most up-to-date public health advice to enable a limited number of fans to safely attend the Test this year,” he said.

“Crowd numbers will be confirmed closer to the match but will be capped at around 25,000 spectators – a quarter of the MCG’s capacity.

The India’s tour Down Under is one of the most-anticipated series for Cricket Australia from economic and the pandemic point of view. The series will not only mark the return of international cricket down under, but also help CA handle the financial crisis raised by pandemic situation.

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Cricket Australia is currently managing more than one issues at a time. The tussle between CA and Channel 7 has continued to take new turns as reports suggest that a legal arbitration being pursued by the broadcaster owing to a ‘breach of contract’ by the board for ‘delivering a product not equal in quality to what was delivered the previous year’.

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