Monday, December 4

Australia vs India: Fresh COVID-19 cases in South Australia threaten Adelaide test

Adelaide Pitch. (Photo by Mark Brake / Getty Image)

India’s four-match Test series against Australia is scheduled to begin on 17 December at the Adelaide Oval. However, one month before the day-night pink-ball test, Cricket Australia (CA) has to think a lot due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in South Australia. Several coronovirus cases in Adelaide have forced other states to close borders with South Australia.

Tim pen And his Tasmania teammates last played a first-class game in Adelaide and were motivated to go into self-isolation. Players from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia returned from their Sheffield Shield campaign in Adelaide last week.

“Like everyone who has traveled from South Australia to Tasmania in the last seven days, the Tasmanian Tigers Sheffield Shield squad is itself isolated as we await further advice from public health. A spokesman for Cricket and Tasmania quoted ESPNcricinfo as saying that the Kovid-19 swab test of players and staff is scheduled to take place later today.

Adelaide is also ready to host BBL matches

On Monday, 14 November, the state government of Queensland stated that those returning from South Australia from 9 November would inevitably undergo a COVID-19 trial and a 14-day quarantine period. Apart from India’s Test match, there is also preparation to host some matches in Adelaide. Big Bash League (BBL) From the end of December.

Former Australia head coach Darren Lehmann said the players would try their heart out to resume cricket in the country. “All the players in the AFL, the NRL, did this and their staff and families did it. Therefore, I cannot see that separation in cricket happens for the good of the game, ”Lehman noted.

“First and foremost, we hope to reach that point in South Australia and include what is really well and then we can move forward for the Habs, whatever that may look like. You Just to be flexible. This is the 2020 model, the way everyone is able to move on this hope quite quickly, “he said.

Apart from the four-match Test series, India will also play a three-match T20I and a three-match ODI series starting November 27. The players are currently traveling in Sydney.