The Australian government is taking into consideration to remove travel ban for the Indian cricketer team who will be touring Australia later this year to play the Test series. The outbreak of the coronavirus has put the whole world in a standstill. All the sporting events, including cricket, has been triggered by this unprecedented virus.
India has been under lockdown since the last of March, and the government has extended the lockdown till 3 May. Also, the travel ban and other policies have been strictly implemented to curb the spread of the virus. But the lockdown is also impacting the economy of all countries.
India to take on Australia later this year:
Likewise, if India didn’t tour Australia to play the series, Cricket Australia will have the loss of up to AUD 300 million as the report suggests. So, the cricket board will be looking to exempt the travel ban for the Indian team and resume the game.
According to a report in ‘ESPNcricinfo’, “international exemptions to allow an India touring party to arrive in Australia next summer would be seriously considered by the federal government in the event of wider travel bans, strongly suggesting that Cricket Australia will be able to avoid losing up to AUD 300 million in revenue in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Government of Australia likely to allow Team India: Report
The website also reported that CA had received a positive response from its government.
“…The governing body is understood to have received highly encouraging news about their outlook, at least as far as the lucrative India tour is concerned,” the report stated.
The series between India and Australia has always been thrilling and competitive. Last year, when India toured Australia, they created history as the first time the Virat Kohli-led side won the Test series in Australian series. This India will be again touring Australia to play the four-match Test series which will be scheduled in December.