IND vs AUS 2020-21: Cricket Australia likely to host first test in Adelaide against India, says Health Officer

IND vs AUS 2020-21: The total six-day lockdown in South Australia has improved Adelaide's chances of remaining the venue for the historical pink-ball first Test match between India and Australia, starting Dec 17. CA likely to host the first test in Adelaide against India as suggested by the public health officer Nicola Spurrier.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 20, 2020 12:36 IST
IND vs AUS 2020-21: Cricket Australia likely to host first test in Adelaide against India, says Health Officer
India vs Australia 2020-21 series

IND vs AUS 2020-21: A complete six-day lockdown in South Australia to restrain COVID-19 cases has improved Adelaide's chances of remaining the same venue for the historical pink-ball first Test between India and Australia from December 17. Even though the situation remains flexible, the state's top medical officer suggests better results to have a cricket match, during a press conference. Moreover, a complete lockdown will certainly help get back to normal life and we might see to have a much-awaited cricket match (IND vs AUS Test) at Adelaide.

There has been a sudden outbreak in Adelaide city so as South Australia government has announced a six-day "circuit-breaker" lockdown and closed their borders after a sudden increase in the number of positive cases by virtue of which the Test skipper Tim Paine together with the staff members have been airlifted from South Australia to shifted to New South Wales.

South Australia's chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier revealed that the situation is under control but there are uncertainties over the match between India and Australia.

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"I can't tell you exactly...I don't have a crystal ball," Spurrier told reporters during a media conference. "But what we are doing now is putting us in the best position possible to be able to have that cricket match," she said with a note of positivity.''

"The reason we are doing what we are doing, which is pretty drastic,...is because we want to get back to the state of having just a few restrictions and to be able to do things like have the cricket," she further added.

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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team is in Australia and the team will set to play three One-day Internationals, three Twenty20 Internationals, and four Tests in Australia. Before the Adelaide Test, India and Australia will lock horns in a limited-overs series for the three ODIs and three T20 internationals, starting on November 27.