Australia v India, 2020-21 – Victoria Premier ‘very confident’ over Boxing Day crowd at MCG

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is “very confident” that there will be a crowd for the Boxing Day Test against India following the announcement that Melbourne will come out of its Covid-19 lockdown which has lasted four months.

The schedule for India’s visit is yet to be rubberstamped as it awaits final BCCI approval following last week’s sign-off from the New South Wales government that the India squad, and the Australia players returning from the IPL in the UAE, could quarantine and train in the state.

Cricket Australia has kept Melbourne in its plans for the traditional fixture throughout, although Adelaide Oval has been put on standby to host the Boxing Day Test with the ability to host crowds a deciding factor.

“I am very confident that we will get a crowd at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test,” Andrews told reporters. “I don’t know how big it will be but there will be a crowd. That’s…

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