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India’s tour to Australia will likely begin in Adelaide or Brisbane

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

07th Sep, 2020. 02:52 pm
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Indian cricket team’s tour of Australia will begin either in Adelaide or Brisbane instead of favoured Perth after the Western Australia state government made it clear that there won’t be any relaxation in quarantine guidelines in their territory.

According to reports, the Adelaide Oval is prepared to host back-to-back Tests, including a day-night game as well as the Boxing Day against India later this year.

Also, the Indian and Australian players will be coming directly from the UAE after IPL where there is a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

“We didn’t think it was acceptable to have the team return from a high-risk overseas location and then take part in normal training activities outside of quarantine, before flying out to another state to play games.” Mark McGowan, the Premier of the WA state government said.

“There were just too many risks in the model put forward by Cricket Australia. We need to remain vigilant and do the right thing by all Western Australians and not take unnecessary chances.”

As per Cricket Australia’s initial plans, the Australian team and the Indian players were expected to enter the country via Perth.

The BCCI has requested the CA to allow its players to train during the quarantine inside the bio-bubble which is not possible in Perth.

India’s tour of Australia is likely to start with limited-overs matches (T20 series) before the action shifts to the four-Test series.

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