Former Australia Cricketer Shane Warne has asked Cricket Australia to try keeping the much anticipated Boxing Day test at the MCG this year despite of the rising coronavirus cases in Victoria.
Warne also took to twitter & said, “Cricket is the 2nd biggest sport in the world behind soccer (fact) & the biggest day on the Australia sporting calendar is the Boxing Day test. We must try & do everything possible to keep it at the MCG this year. FYI- the Melbourne Cup & the AFL GF are the next biggest events in Australia!”
Australia are scheduled to host India for a series which will consist of three T20Is, three ODIs & a four match Test series. India’s tour will start on October 11 when they will face Australia in the first T20I at Brisbane. The Boxing Day Test between the two teams will take place on December 26.
Melbourne was originally allocated to host the Boxing Day Test but the coronavirus situation has become worse in Victoria which has resulted in the venue change. In this tweet, Warne also said that cricket is the second biggest sport in the world, behind soccer.
He stated that the Boxing Day Test is the biggest day in Australia’s Sporting Calendar & said that the Melbourne Cup & AFL Grand Final are the other two bid events after Boxing Day Test.