Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor mentioned venues just like the Optus stadium in Perth and Adelaide Oval, the place the scenario is beneath management, shall be vying to get the internet hosting rights of the celebrated Take a look at match.
India are scheduled to tour Australia on the finish of this yr (AP Photograph)
- Mark Taylor has mentioned Boxing Day Take a look at needs to be moved out of MCG if wanted
- Taylor mentioned the India vs Australia iconic Take a look at will not look good with out packed crowd
- Taylor believes WACA will look to grab the chance to host Virat Kohli and his males
An “iconic” match just like the Boxing Day Take a look at between India and Australia should be performed earlier than capability crowd and authorities mustn’t hesitate in shifting out the match from the MCG within the wake of rising coronavirus instances of in Victoria, says Mark Taylor.
The previous Australia skipper additionally mentioned venues just like the Optus stadium in Perth and Adelaide Oval, the place the scenario is beneath management, shall be vying to get the internet hosting rights of the celebrated Take a look at match.
Victoria’s COVID-19 numbers have elevated up to now few days, because the scenario threatens to ship elements of Melbourne into lockdown.
“May it transfer? Clearly, as a result of if you happen to take a look at what is occurring throughout Australia by Christmas time the MCG could solely be capable of host 10,000 or 20,000 folks which is not going to look nice for an iconic check like Australia and India,” Taylor instructed ‘Channel 9’.
“You progress that to Optus stadium in Perth and even Adelaide Oval you’ll get full venues. Adelaide specifically loves seeing the Indians play. The India-Pakistan recreation within the World Cup bought out in 52 minutes or one thing,” he added.
Final month, Western Australia Cricket Affiliation (WACA) chief Christina Matthews had lashed out at Cricket Australia for selecting Brisbane over Perth as one of many venues for the high-profile Take a look at sequence in opposition to India, later this yr.
Taylor believes WACA will look to grab the chance to host Virat-Kohli and his males.
“These venues specifically Perth shall be attempting arduous to get that recreation as it might look higher with full crowds.”
The Optus stadium can sit 60,000 supporters and is considered one of the best venue in Australia outdoors the MCG.
Earlier this week red-ball skipper Tim Paine had additionally expressed fears that the Boxing Day Take a look at might certainly be shifted from Melbourne.