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newscricketa month ago

CSA rejected last-ditch offer to play the series in Australia, reveal Cricket Australia

CA CEO Nick Hockley has confirmed that the board did offer CSA the option to host the Tests in Australia, a proposal believed to have been instantly rejected by the South African board. Hockley’s revelation comes on the back of Graeme Smith’s furious rant over CA’s last-minute cancellation.
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newscricketa month ago

New Zealand through to WTC final as SA-AUS series called off

Due to the emerging Covid-19 situation in South Africa, Cricket Australia have decided to postpone their three-match Test series against South Africa, which resulted in New Zealand qualifying for the Test Championship final. Now, India need to beat England 2-0 to join the Kiwi nation in the final.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Ashes 2021/22 to kick-off on December 8 at the Gabba

The date for the first Test of the 2021/22 Ashes series has reportedly been finalized as December 8, with the Gabba expected to host the game. The second, third, and fourth Tests are expected to be held in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, with the Optus Stadium in Perth set to host the final Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Cricket Australia confirm fourth Test will go ahead at Gabba with 50% crowd capacity 

After many rounds of speculations, Cricket Australia have put speculations to rest as they confirmed that the fourth Test between India and Australia will go on as planned at the Gabba. However, they also made it clear that only 50% crowd will be allowed in the ground, given the COVID situation.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | BCCI supportive of CA’s decision; Fourth Test will be held at the Gabba, asserts Nick Hockley

CA's interim Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley has revealed that he has received no communication from the BCCI that they want the 4th Test shifted, and asserted that the teams will complete the series in Brisbane. Earlier, reports emerged that India were unwilling to travel to Queensland.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Crowd capacity for the third Test in Sydney reduced to 25%

The crowd capacity for the third Test between India and Australia at the SCG has been reduced to 25% after guidelines from the NSW Government. The third Test will be played from January 7 onward in Sydney after earlier there were doubts whether SCG will host India or not due to the COVID situation.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cricket Australia announces India-Australia women’s series postponement to 2021 summer

The three-match ODI series between India and Australia women’s teams will be played next year, with Cricket Australia announcing the series postponement till 2021 summer. However, CA have promised that they will try to deliver an expanded series between both teams when it is played.
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newscricket2 months ago

CA confirms Sydney as the venue for third Test between India and Australia 

After reports indicating that the New Year Test between India and Australia was set to be played at the MCG, CA confirmed on Tuesday that the SCG will host the next Test. After a recent COVID outbreak in Sydney, there were doubts regarding the venue of the third Test that begins from January 7.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | MCG kept as 'backup' to host the third Test in case of fresh COVID outbreak in NSW

MCG, which will be hosting the second Test between India and Australia, is the back-up venue to stage the third Test as well in case of further Covid-19 outbreak in New South Wales. CA's interim CEO Nick Hockley insisted that pandemic needs agility, problem-solving and teamwork like never before.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | CA confirms Sydney Test will go ahead as planned amid Covid outbreak 

After cloud hanging around and doubts lingering over whether the third Test at SCG will go ahead as per the original plan, Cricket AUstralia has confirmed that there are no changes to the schedule. A fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney forced other states to close borders with New South Wales.
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