Corona in Sydney seems to be deteriorating. On 31 December, 10 new patients of Kovid-19 were found there. This brings the number of corona-positive cases to 170 in 2 weeks. For this reason, the Indian team was instructed to stay in Melbourne this week.
At the same time, Indian players practiced on Saturday after three days of rest. Team India will leave for Sydney after practicing here on Saturday and Sunday. According to reports published in Australia, the third Test can be played without spectators if conditions worsen.
Things are bad in Sydney, Covid protocol implemented
The two teams will travel to Sydney on 4 January, where conditions will be difficult for both. Corona related protocols are strictly followed in Sydney. Also, wearing masks has now been made mandatory. There is a high alert in the areas around Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Before going to Sydney, the Indian team wanted to spend some time in the open. That is why the team stayed in Melbourne for a few days. Players can also visit the city of Melbourne for an outing.
Match will be played on SCG without spectators
According to the Channel 9 report, the third test is also being talked about being played on SCG without an audience. According to a 9 News Sydney report, ‘Blue Mountain’ and ‘Illawarra’ are heavily influenced by Kovid. Berala and Smithfield, 30 kilometers from SCG, are also on alert.
The report said, ‘There are discussions about making masks compulsory and there is also talk of not inviting the audience in the match starting at 7. Whether it is implemented or not will be a matter to be seen. The Premier of New South Wales will confirm this. The last day of 2020 saw 10 new cases of Corona.
Corona case reaches minus 170 in 2 weeks
The report said, “In the last two weeks, the cases have gone from zero to 170 and this is a big deal. We are talking about Blue Mountain and Illawarra. “
Cricket Australia, however, confirmed this week that the third Test would take place in Sydney. He, however, has not yet provided information about audience figures. The CA has also decided to cut the broadcasting staff.