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The bilateral series between Australia and India, scheduled later this year, will not be played behind closed doors as the Australian government has eased the restrictions. It is a great piece of news for the fans because they will be finally able to see their favourites in the field.
The smallest continent is on the list of less affected areas. So far, there are 7,294 people have got infected while 6,803 people have recovered and 102 deaths have been reported. Thus after considering their situation, the Australian government has eased lockdown.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that stadium having 40,000 spectator capacity would be allowed to open booking of 25% of its capacity.
“For outdoor venues up to 40,000 spectator capacity, ticketed and seated events will be able to be held in front of a crowd of no more than 25 per cent of capacity under Step 3,” a statement from the Prime Minister said as per the official website, pm.gov.au.
“For outdoor venues of more than 40,000 spectator capacity, further advice is being sought from the AHPPC, with arrangements to be settled by the states and territories on a venue by venue basis,” it added.
India will tour Australia in October:
India is scheduled to have a five-month-long tour where they would play T20I, Test and ODI series from October. The Men in Blue would first play the T20I series which would be played between 11-17 October. Then Australia has left the window for hosting T20 World Cup as no bilateral series is scheduled during November. However, ICC has not taken any final call on the fate of the mega event.
From December, India would play the four-match Test series, and the last Test match would be played on January 3. And from the next week, they would play the ODI series. India’s women cricket team would also tour Australia to play three-match ODI series from January 22 to 28.