Australia vs India 3rd Test: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host the third Test match between Australia and India as per the schedule despite the recent wave of Covid-19 in the city. Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed the schedule. The recent outbreak of the deadly virus raised some questions on Cricket Australia whether they should go as per the plans or change the venue, however, MCG was kept as the backup venue for the 3rd test match.
“Despite the many difficulties due to COVID-19 pandemic, I am extremely delighted to say Cricket Australia remains on the pitch to conduct men’s cricket series as per the plans and schedules,” CA interim CEO Nick Hockley was quoted as saying on cricket.com.au.
“We have been in touch with the governing authorities and we have met regularly over the past week to access the public health situation in Sydney and gauge the impact on border restrictions around the country. From the day we resumed the international game we have been successful in conducting the matches. To date, we have delivered safe summer thanks to our detailed bio-security protocols and the dedicated work of so many great peoples at the back end,” he added.
Sydney Cricket Ground will host the 3rd Test:
“To be specific about the game, we have made the call to keep the New Year’s Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which has a wonderful recent history of hosing the pink ball test and Jane McGrath Day on the third day of play,” Nick added.
“Cricket Australia is confident on both the games to conduct as per the schedule announced earlier irrespective of the border restrictions. The third and fourth test will be completed in a safe and successful manner and will end the summer international program on a high,” he said.
Melbourne Cricket Ground was earlier counted to be as the backup venue for the third test. However, the recent development makes clear that the test series will go as per the announced schedule and Sydney Cricket Ground will host the 3rd Test between Australia and India.
The iconic test series is right now locked at 1-1 after India clinched the second test game at MCG.