Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has got the green lights to host the third Vodafone test between India and Australia. Cricket Australia (CA) officials have considered resuming the cricketing fraternity during the COVID-19 outbreak tranquilizing enough to allow the match to proceed.
CA officials were put to high alert after COVID-19 breached Sydney’s northern beaches before Christmas forcing them to place Melbourne Cricket Ground on standby to host continuous test matches potentially.
“Despite the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am delighted to say Cricket Australia remains on track to deliver the men’s international series as scheduled,” Hockley said.
“We have met regularly over the past week to assess the unfolding public health situation in Sydney and gauge its impact on border restrictions around the country. To date, we have been able to deliver a safe and successful summer thanks to our detailed biosecurity protocols and the amazing work of so many great people behind the scenes.
“To that end, we have made the decision to keep the New Year’s Test at the SCG, which has a wonderful recent history of hosting the Pink Test and Jane McGrath Day on the third day of play.
Australia vs India: SCG to host the pink Test
Sydney’s new year test is known as the pink test and is used for raising funds for the McGraths foundation. This foundation is in support of breast cancer and education charity by the former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath whose first wife died of the disease.
The test is all set to start on 7th January at SCG. As the second test has been winded up on Day 4th, India have declared an 8-wicket-win over the hosts.
Here is the summary:
1st Test: Australia won by eight wickets
2nd Test: India won by 8 wickets
3rd Test: January 7th-11th, SCG
4th Test: January 15th-19th, Gabba,
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