Corona overshadowed by Adelaide Test: Health officer says lockdown in South Australia will help CA host first test

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The day-night Test, to be played in Adelaide from 17 December, will be India’s first pink ball test abroad. (File photo)

The first day-night Test match between Australia and India is to be played in Adelaide from 17 December. A 6-day lockdown has been imposed in South Australia due to rising cases of Corona before the match. The state’s top medical officer has described the lockdown as beneficial for Cricket Australia (CA). According to him, the chances of the day-night test being held in Adelaide have increased due to the lockdown.

Many cricketers including Penn were air lift
The borders of South Australia have been sealed in view of the sudden increase in Corona cases. There are currently 551 corona cases confirmed. Several cricketers, including Tim Paine, were recently air-lifted to New South Wales.

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According to ESPN Cricinfo, players such as Australian Test captain Tim Paine, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschen, Joe Burns, Michael Nasser, Mitchell Swepson, Cameron Green, Travis Head and Kane Richardson were air-lifted. All these players were shifted to New South Wales.

Refused to guarantee the match
During the press conference, South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier denied the guarantee of the match, saying “I can’t tell you clearly.” But whatever we are doing right now, we will reach a situation where we can organize a cricket match. The lockdown will help us get back to normal life.

Cricket Australia committed to conduct day-night test
Earlier, the board said that they are committed to conduct a pink ball test against India in Adelaide. This match on 17 December will be India’s second day-night Test match. The CA said that they were monitoring the situation and hoped that Australia would host a safe series.

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