The third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 7 January 2021, with Cricket Australia officials assuring that the Kovid-19 situation in the city of Sydney was largely relieving Put a green light.
A severe outbreak of the Kovid-19 cases in Sydney, as well as stringent sanctions, had put CA officials in two minds as to whether the SCG was safe and accessible to continue as the venue of the Third Test, but the situation seemed to be Has been in control.
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Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hawkley said, “Despite the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 epidemic, I am pleased to say that Cricket Australia is on track to determine the men’s international series.”
“We have met regularly since last week to assess the state of public health in Sydney and its impact on border restrictions around the country. To date, we have been able to give a safe and successful summer to our detailed biosecurity protocol and the amazing work of so many great people behind the scenes. “
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According to a Cricket Australia report, Hawkley said that the decision that was made possible was a set of health advice from the New South Wales government and cooperation with both NSW and Queensland governments. Hockey also pointed out that should there be a lockdown after the Test, CA may require a special waiver that will allow individuals related to the match to travel to Brisbane, which will host the fourth and final Test of the series.
“To that end, we have decided to retain the New Year Test at the SCG, which has a wonderful history of hosting the Pink Test and Jane McGraw Day on the third day of the game. We are confident that this match, and the fourth Test in Brisbane, will play both safely and successfully and thus will be a fantastic men’s international event this summer.
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“We are very grateful to the Queensland Government for their willingness to work with us to deliver the series in such a way that the safety of players, officials, staff and the wider community is placed as a top priority Go In response to the state of public health in NSW and the requirements of the Queensland Government, CA will implement appropriate biosecurity measures and we safely thank all players, staff and broadcasters for their cooperation to play the match. “
Over the years the Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted the New Year’s ‘Pink Test’, a foundation for the McGrath Foundation, a charity organization to support the fight against breast cancer, founded by former Australian fast bowler Horn. serves as. McGrath, who lost his wife Jane to the disease. Last summer marked the 12th Pink Trial at the SCG, raising more than $ 1.2 million. McGrath expressed happiness that Sydney was able to hold on to the Test match.
“We are thrilled the Vodafone Pink Test will still be at SCG. McGrath said in a statement, it is home to the Pink Test and the crowd spirit and support at the SCG has become a big part of the Pink Test environment over the past 12 years.
“In the coming days, we will announce our new exciting digital initiative for this year’s Pink Test, which means that people can join in, whether they are in the stadium or watching from home.”
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