Cricket Australia on Tuesday knowledgeable that it stays “dedicated” to host the primary Check of the upcoming four-match sequence towards India in Adelaide regardless of the current Covid-19 outbreak in South Australia.
South Australia introduced the brand new Covid-19 cluster on Sunday, with the variety of circumstances rapidly rising to 17 on Monday.
Following this, the governments of Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory introduced border closures, with Queensland to impose a two-week lodge quarantine on all guests from Adelaide from 11.59pm on Monday.
In an announcement, Cricket Australia stated: “CA continues to observe the scenario in South Australia however stays dedicated to internet hosting the primary Vodafone Check towards India on the Adelaide Oval.”
The board stated that gamers and employees from Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland, who’re a part of the Australian ODI and T20Is squads, are touring to Sydney on Tuesday to begin their preparation for each sequence.
Cricket Australia additional confirmed that “not one of the gamers in Adelaide for the Marsh Sheffield Defend visited the “sizzling spots” recognized by SA Well being”.
“CA has nonetheless instructed all gamers to endure Covid-19 exams, with all outcomes obtained so far returning unfavorable,” it added.
Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s interim CEO, stated the actions have been taken to make sure the summer season schedule wouldn’t be compromised by just lately introduced border restrictions.
“CA has taken a pro-active method and mobilised quite a few individuals throughout the nation over the previous 24 hours to shore up our males’s home and worldwide schedules. CA will proceed to observe the scenario in South Australia and the ensuing border restrictions across the nation,” Hockley stated.
“As ever, we’ll stay agile in addressing the challenges offered by the pandemic and stay extra assured than ever of internet hosting a secure and profitable summer season throughout all codecs,” he added.
India and Australia will play three ODIs and three T20Is starting November 27. After that, the 2 groups will compete towards one another for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, starting with the day-night Check on the Adelaide Oval from December 17.
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