Australian spinner Shane Warne has pleaded Cricket Australia to do everything possible to host the Boxing Day Test match at the MCG. India will be touring Australia in November for a two-month camp playing 3 T20I’s and 4 Test matches over the span of more than a month. The iconic Melbourne Cricket ground has been hosting Boxing day matches for a long time now and it is a celebratory occasion for the Australians.
The rise in Covid-19 cases in the state of Victoria has led to fears among the Australians that the match will not be held in the MCG. The third match in the test series of India vs Australia will be played from the 26th of December, clashing with the boxing day on the 28th of September.
Shane Warne appeals Cricket Australia to keep the Boxing day Test at the MCG
Warne has pleaded with Cricket Australia, posting on his twitter handle to keep the Boxing day test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He supported his pleadings, mentioning the Boxing Day Test is the biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar.
“Cricket is the 2nd biggest sport in the world behind soccer(fact) & the biggest day on the Aust sporting calendar is the Boxing Day test. We must try & do everything possible to keep it at the MCG this year. FYI- The Melb Cup & the AFL GF are the next biggest events in Aust !” Shane Warne wrote on his twitter handle.
India’s Tour of Australia 2020
ESPN Cricinfo reported the Adelaide Oval will host consecutive Tests, including a day-night game as well as the Boxing Day against India later this year if in case the MCG is not available because of rising coronavirus cases in the state of Victoria.
“The MCG is expected to be named as the host of the Boxing Day Test despite ongoing fears it may be moved.” The Age reported.
The series will most likely start with a T20I series of 3 matches, which will be followed by a 4 match test series.