Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Excecutive Officer (CEO) Nick Hockley confirmed on Tuesday that the primary take a look at match between Australia and India will go on as per schedule, beginning December 17.
This comes after there have been doubts on Adelaide staying because the venue for the lone day-night take a look at when a COVID-19 cluster was recognized within the metropolis earlier this month.
Due to which, a number of of the gamers from Australia’s squad have been taken out of town and it pressured some adjustments of their squad as nicely.
The state’s public health officer had additionally expressed his doubts over internet hosting the match within the metropolis after the sudden outbreak, which resulted in one other lockdown. However, the lockdown restrictions had been lifteda few days in the past.
“You are aware that there was a small, contained cluster of Covid cases last week. We have been working very closely with the South Australian government and at this stage, we have been given assurances that it has been contained,” Nick Hockley mentioned in a digital media convention.
“The lockdown that they were under finished last Saturday. So at this stage, all assistance goes for the Adelaide Test. We are confident that it will go ahead as scheduled.”
Talking in regards to the much less quantity of cases in all of Australia, Hockley mentioned, “”We have been fortunate that the cases have been very low in Australia. Community transmission has been restricted. We labored very laborious with the health authorities and with every host metropolis in Australia and labored collectively with the very best circumstances that embody during the last variety of days of quarantine, full coaching, center-wicket observe, outside health club for each Indian and the Australian gamers getting back from IPL.”
“Obviously, the safety of both participants in the community is our absolute number one priority. But we are working closely with the BCCI to make sure that we are providing absolutely the best possible conditions for both training and playing and also accommodation throughout the course of the tour,” he added.