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AUS-IND Test in serious doubt due to Sydney’s Covid-19 outbreak

The third Test between Australia and India is in huge uncertainty as there’s been a significant Covid-19 cases in Sydney in the last couple of days.

The third Test is scheduled to start on January 7 at Sydney Cricket Ground. But as a coronavirus cluster has been emerged on the city’s northern beaches, now the Test is in serious doubt.

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News that pretty much every state and territory has announced the more prominent Sydney district a hotspot has put the Test match at more serious danger of being cancelled.

On Saturday the Sydney to Hobart yacht race was cancelled without precedent for a very long time and there have been delays and strategic change to the Big Bash League, A-League and W-League.

Yet, Cricket Australia’s (CA) interim chief executive Nick Hockley said they have enough time and there’s been no thinking till now to change the venue as they’re expecting to arrange it according to the fixed schedule.

“Cricket Australia has developed a solid track record of delivery throughout this most challenging of summers and will continue to make appropriate and proportionate decisions in consultation with our biosecurity team, governments, state and territory associations, the Australian Cricketers’ Association, our partners and venues,” Hockley said on Sunday night.

“CA has prepared for the possibility of Covid-19 hotspots and state border closures over the course of the summer and the protocols that we have put in place have been effective in ensuring the safety and success of the men’s and women’s domestic and international programs to date.”

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