Australia vs India: The Indian cricket team is scheduled to visit Australia in December this year. India also have to play a Boxing Day Test match against Australia in Melbourne during this time. Now according to a report, Cricket Australia (CA) may shift the Boxing Day Test match from Melbourne due to the growing infection of the Covid-19 pandemic in Victoria Province. Adelaide leads the race for the hosts of this Test to be held from December 26 to 30, according to the Sydney Morning Herald report.
Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings has called an emergency meeting of the National Cricket Committee next week to discuss the conduct of the Test series. If this series does not take place, Cricket Australia will lose 300 million Australian dollars. A senior cricket official told the newspaper that due to Corona virus epidemic, the schedule of this series will have to be changed. There have been 17000 positive cases in Victoria so far and 170 people have died. New South Wales has found 4000 positive cases while Adelaide has 457 cases of which 445 have been cured.
Cricket Australia had already said that there could be a change in the schedule of this Test series. The Test series between India and Australia will begin in Brisbane from 3 December. After this, a day-night Test match will be played in Adelaide from 11 to 15 December. The third Test will take place in Melbourne from 26 December and the fourth Test in Sydney from 3 January. It is now being said that the third Test match can be played in Adelaide instead of Melbourne. There are also plans to organize a three-match ODI series between the two countries after this four Test series. This test series is very important for Cricket Australia as it had to retrench staff due to economic crisis during Corona virus epidemic.