Cricket

Virat Kohli and Co allowed to train in Sydney during quarantine after deal between government and CA

  • Press Trust of India
  • October 22nd, 2020
  • 14:42:20 IST

Sydney: Sydney and Canberra are set to host the white-ball leg of India's tour of Australia after the New South Wales government allowed the visiting team to train during its mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

ESPNcricinfo on Thursday reported that New South Wales government and Cricket Australia have struck a deal to allow Indian and Australian players returning from IPL to train in Sydney while quarantining.

The Indian team was initially supposed to land in Brisbane but the Queensland state health authorities did not relax their 14-day quarantine rule to allow Virat Kohli and Co to train during that period.

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

India are scheduled to play three T20s, three ODIs and four Tests in Australia.

The first two ODIs are set to be held on 27 and 29 November at the Sydney Cricket Ground before final game of the series in Canberra's Manuka Oval.

The first T20 will also be played in Canberra before the action returns to Sydney for the final two games.

The pink-ball Test will be played under lights at Adelaide from 17 to 21 December. The Boxing Day Test from 26 December could also be held in Adelaide if the COVID-19 situation in Melbourne doesn't allow the authorities to host the game at the iconic MCG.

Cricket Australia is expected to announce the entire schedule after getting it approved from the BCCI.

The New Year's Test in Sydney has been pushed ahead to 7 to 11 January before the teams travel to Brisbane for the fourth and final five-dayer from 15 January.

Updated Date: October 22, 2020 14:42:20 IST

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