India’s tour of Australia is just around the corner with the IPL 2020 coming to an end on 10th November. It is reported that the Indian team will directly fly from UAE to Australia for the tour which consists of four tests, three ODIs and three T20s. Earlier today, the Premier of Victoria today confirmed that there will be a crowd for the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne.
It was expected that there will be no crowd since we have been witnessing biosecure bubbles coming into place due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Previously during England vs West Indies and England vs Pakistan series, we witnessed players being kept in a biosecure bubble for the entire duration of the tour. Similarly, even the IPL in the UAE is underway with biosecure protocols into place.
There Will Be Crowd At MCG For Boxing Day Test: Daniel Andrews
The Premier of Victoria recently confirmed to crickt.com.au that there will be a crowd but he isn’t sure how many will be allowed inside the stadium. They’re working towards the logistics an announcement for the same is expected soon.
“I am very confident that we will get a crowd at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test, I don’t know how big it will be but there will be a crowd, that’s the advice that I have, that’s what we’re working towards.”, Andrews told reporters, as per cricket.com.au.
Meanwhile, the city of Melbourne is expected to start easing off the COVID19 restrictions those were in place as the city hasn’t reported any new cases as off 26th October 2020. Previously it was announced that Sydney and Canberra will be hosting the White ball leg of India’s tour of Australia after New South Wales government permitted the visiting team to train during their mandatory quarantine after arriving.