Fate of Brisbane Test yet to be decided

Sidharth Gulati / 01 December 2014

Cricket Australia (CA) is still in discussions with the players’ representative body, the Australian Cricketers’ Association, as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to determine the fate of the first Test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy to be held at Brisbane. 

The Brisbane Test was to begin on December 4th but Cricket Australia announced at the weekend that it would be postponed due to the funeral for Phillip Hughes, which will take place in his hometown of Macksville on December 3rd. Seeing this, there is a possibility that Adelaide could become the first Test of the series. 

Cricket Australia have announced that the Indian team will remain in Adelaide until the details of the first Test are confirmed and at the moment, ticket sales for the Brisbane Test are suspended.

Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland was quoted in saying:

“We know that there are many people who have purchased tickets to the Test match who will be wondering what happens next? Once the situation has been resolved, we will advise them as a priority.

“Fans should simply hold onto their tickets until further notice.”

If Adelaide becomes the first Test of the series (starting from 12th December), then it could also increase the chances of MS Dhoni and Michael Clarke to lead their respective sides as both were initally ruled out of the Brisbane Test due to injury. 


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