COVID cluster in Sydney raises doubts over Third Test match
A fresh COVID-19 cluster in Sydney has cast doubts over the Third Test match in the ongoing series between India and Australia.
The match which is scheduled to be played from January 7 may be shifted to Perth if restrictions are tightened in New South Wales province.
Cricket Australia are still hopeful that the match can be played in Sydney but have agreed to schedule the third Test in Brisbane and the fourth one at Sydney should the situation deteriorate.
Cricket Australia coronavirus group is also scheduled to meet and discuss the impact of the new cluster on the upcoming match.
The effects of the new outbreak have already started with the Sydney to Hobart yacht race which was scheduled to take place from December 26 to December 31 is cancelled for the first time since its inception in 1945.
Cricket Australia has already flown teammates, Sean Abbott and David Warner to Melbourne from Sydney as a fail-safe measure.
Meanwhile, the second Test will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26.
Australia defeated India in the first Test by eight wickets to take a 1–0 lead in the series after dismissing India for 36, their lowest ever total in Test cricket.
With inputs from ANI