Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced that only 50% of the crowd will be allowed to enter the Adelaide Oval stadium to watch the upcoming Day & Night Test series between India & Australia.
India & Australia are slated to face each other against each other in three ODIs, three T20Is & four test matches. The first Test match will be a day-night Test match & it is scheduled to commence from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval. “The SCG, which is set to host ODI and T20I matches and the Pink Test this summer, will hold 50 per cent of total capacity, as will Canberra’s Manuka Oval for their ODI and T20 international matches and the Adelaide Oval for historic Day-Night Test match starting December 17,” said Cricket Australia in its official release.
Cricket Australia has also clarified that at this stage, the upcoming test series between India & Australia is set to hold 25% of the total capacity crowd while the fourth test match at Brisbane will hold 75% of total capacity.
“At this stage, the Boxing Day Test is set to hold at least 25 per cent of total capacity across Public, Member and Corporate tickets, equating to 25,000 fans each day of the Test. The Gabba is set to host crowds at 75 per cent of venue capacity for the fourth and final Test of the series, starting on January 15, 2021,” CA said in its release.
India & Australia will fight in the first ODI series & the first match will be played on November 27. On Monday, the BCCI had made a few changes to its squad for the upcoming series against Australia. Kohli was granted paternity leave & so the captain will return to India after the first Test match. Rohit Sharma has been added to the test but had been rested for the ODI series.