World News – UA – Why Perth was snubbed for the hit summer


The Western Australian Cricket Association has reacted with disappointment to the news that Perth will not host any international matches this summer

Cricket Australia has finally locked down next summer’s schedule, with India confirmed for four tests and six white ball matches

In a rush for Melbourne, the MCG has been named to host the Boxing Day Test, with Prime Minister Daniel Andrews revealing this week that he expects crowds to be able to watch the match

« It is an extremely disappointing result for our members, fans and our cricket community that WA will miss hosting international cricket fixtures this summer, » WACA Director Christine Matthews said in a statement.

« The WACA has worked tirelessly with Cricket Australia and the WA government to find a way to bring international cricket to Perth

« Limitations on border restrictions and planning complexities in the aftermath of COVID-19 led to the decision to play the three-game ODI series at Sydney Cricket Ground and Canberra’s Manuka Oval

« We are facing circumstances and obstacles beyond our control We respect and understand that tough decisions must be made for our country to secure as much international cricket as possible this summer »

The Border-Gavaskar trophy battle kicks off in Adelaide on December 17, before the two teams move to Melbourne for the traditional Boxing Day game

The Sydney test will follow, although it has been postponed to January 7, to allow teams to have extra days off after back-to-back matches in Adelaide and Melbourne

The Adelaide test will take place day and night, the first time a Border-Gavaskar match has been played under lights

India tour to start with six limited-overs matches following agreement with NSW government to quarantine players in Sydney

The teams will play two ODIs at SCG on November 27-29, before an ODI at Manuka Oval in Canberra on December 2

Manuka also hosts the first T20 on December 4, before a return to the SCG for the T20s on December 6 and 8

India will also play a three-day match against Australia A before the first Test

« Across all three formats Australia and India represent one of the great rivalries in world sport and we are delighted to welcome the exceptional team of Virat Kohli to the Australian shores this summer, » said said Nick Hockley, director of AC

« We have been working closely with BCCI for many months to bring this tour to life, and I cannot speak highly enough of the professional, thorough and collaborative way they approached this tour in these extraordinary and complex times

« I would like to express my gratitude to all BCCI members for the faith and support they have shown in the plan we have developed, which we believe will result in a safe and successful summer for everyone involved

« We also want to give special thanks to the NSW government for allowing players on both teams to safely prepare during quarantine, as well as the other governments and health authorities who worked with us to organize a series. which I have no doubt will long live in the memory of all who experience it « 

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