India is not scheduled to visit Australia and may be asked to play its matches in front of the empty matches on Friday by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison later this year in sports stadiums capable of seating 40,000 people from next month. Hosts of up to 10,000 will be allowed to host, further relaxation of coronovirus restrictions.
Cricket Australia (CA) recently said that the much awaited series of four Tests will be played at the Gaba, Adelaide Oval, MCG and SCG respectively.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister, “For outdoor venues with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, ticketed and seated programs can be organized in front of crowds of more than 25 percent capacity under Step 3.” Official website, pm.gov.au
“For outdoor venues with more than 40,000 spectator capacity, further advice is being sought from the AHPPC to be organized by states and territories depending on the venue,” he said.
The announcement was made after a meeting of the National Cabinet, which includes the Prime Minister and state and region leaders.
Morrison was joined by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Brendan Murphy who said Australia’s response to COVID-19 was in a “good place”.
The CA also said that if they force India to do so, they will keep open the possibility of hosting all four Tests involving India at one or two places.
As far as the T20 World Cup in Australia is concerned, slated to go down from 18 October to 15 November, the ICC at its board meeting on Wednesday before deciding on the fate of the showpiece event and wait and see ‘ decided.
Australian fast bowler Ken Richardson has also supported the international body to take time to take a decision.
Richardson was quoted by Cricket.com as saying, “It’s always good to know what is going to happen in the near future, but the time it can take us to make a decision on this is just as important. No hurry to make a decision was.” .au.
“I think this is the right move, I think Australia and New Zealand have actually been very good in terms of leveling the curve, so I think that being in some cricket with some sort of normality in some summers There is some positivity in the context.
He said, “The best decision is to take your time with it and make sure that we have taken the right decision.”