Cricket Australia has Decided the Venues for India Tour of Australia

Published 05/28/2020, 2:59 AM EDT


The Indian cricket team is expected to tour Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and a 3 match ODI and T20 series later this year. 

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The matches will most likely be played behind closed doors and in biosecure venues in the view of coronavirus. Though Cricket Australia is preparing to host the Indian team, the permission of both the governments would be required for the tour to take place. CA is heavily relying on the Border Gavaskar Trophy to compensate for the loss from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to 7News, The Gabba in Brisbane won the hosting rights for the marquee Test, which is now scheduled to be played from December 3. Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney are the other venues that will host the remaining matches in the series. The India tour of Australia is worth $300 million. 

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CA will announce the complete international schedule of the Australian Cricket team on Friday. Also, it is expected that the 5 international men’s teams will tour Australia if everything goes as per the plan. 

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Cricket Australia to host pink-ball Test between India and Australia

The BCCI and CA have agreed upon organizing a day-night test between both the teams. The Adelaide Oval is likely to host the Pink ball test from December 11, 2020. 

Talking about the same, Mitchell Starc revealed that he is excited for the pink-ball test as it is completely different from the conventional game. Also, the Indian team isn’t new to the day-night test as it played its first day-night test last year against Bangladesh. 

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As quoted by ICC, Starc said, “I think absolutely a pink-ball Test in the series against India is great thing. The fans love it. I think it creates a different aspect to the contest, bat and ball are closer together in that contest.”

He further added, “India played a pink-ball game in India so they’re not completely foreign to it … It’d be great to have a pink-ball contest in that series. From the little bits I’ve seen and heard, India is very much open to that as well so that’s fantastic.”

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Sakshi Jain

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