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India-Australia Test Series : Too early to decide on shifting venue

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will not lose out on hosting India for the Boxing Day test if crowds are allowed inside the stadium, as per Cricket Australia (CA) interim chief executive Nick Hockley on Saturday.

Speculations are that the Boxing Day Test during India’s tour later this year could be shifter to Adelaide. This is to be done in the wake of the increasing number in the coronavirus cases in Victoria.

“It comes down to if we can get a crowd at the MCG we’ll play at the MCG,” Hockley was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“All the restrictions that are ongoing, we are just hopeful that they take very quick effect and we get back on top of the situation and people can get out and about, we can get back to crowds and get back to live events.”

Victoria is currently at the centre of the second wave of coronavirus. It accounts for more than two-thirds of the national tally of about 21,000 cases.

Hockley said that the new wave only showed that CA had to be “agile and flexible” with their plans. This would be done for Australia’s entire domestic and international schedule.

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