Melbourne [Australia], November 17 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday clarified that it stays dedicated to internet hosting the day-night Check between India and Australia in Adelaide regardless of a sudden surge in COVID-19 instances in South Australia.
“CA continues to observe the scenario in South Australia however stays dedicated to internet hosting the primary Vodafone Check in opposition to India on the Adelaide Oval,” CA mentioned in an official assertion.
India and Australia are slated to lock horns in three ODIs, three T20Is, and 4 Checks. The primary Check of the collection is slated to begin from December 17 in Adelaide.
The primary Check of the collection is ready to be a day-night contest.
Cricket Australia additionally clarified that the gamers and employees from Western Australia, Tasmania, and Queensland who’re a part of the Australian ODI and T20I squads are touring to Sydney at the moment to begin their preparation for each collection.
This choice was made after gamers getting back from the Marsh Sheffield Protect hub in South Australia after the final spherical had been topic to modifications in border situations by the aforementioned state governments.
The Adelaide Strikers and South Australia-based gamers from different BBL squads are touring to a coaching base in Coffs Harbour at the moment. This choice was taken after the Tasmanian authorities introduced tighter border restrictions with South Australia. The Huge Bash League is because of begin in Hobart on Thursday, December 10.
Cricket Australia additionally confirmed that not one of the gamers in Adelaide for the Marsh Sheffield Protect visited the “sizzling spots” recognized by SA well being authorities. CA has additionally instructed all gamers to bear COVID-19 exams, with all outcomes obtained to this point returning detrimental.
Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO, mentioned at the moment’s actions had been taken to make sure the summer time schedule wouldn’t be compromised by lately introduced border restrictions.
“CA has taken a pro-active method and mobilised a variety of folks throughout the nation over the previous 24 hours to shore up our males’s home and worldwide schedules. I wish to thank the gamers and employees for his or her understanding relating to the modifications to their journey schedules and for his or her dedication to making sure the summer time of cricket is a big success,” mentioned Hockley.
“CA will proceed to observe the scenario in South Australia and the ensuing border restrictions across the nation. As ever, we’ll stay agile in addressing the challenges offered by the pandemic and stay extra assured than ever of internet hosting a secure and profitable summer time throughout all codecs,” it added. (ANI)
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