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India vs Australia: Melbourne Cricket Club's CEO Stuart Fox worried drop-in pitches at MCG have not been tested
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India vs Australia: Melbourne Cricket Club's CEO Stuart Fox worried drop-in pitches at MCG have not been tested

The opening round matches of Sheffield Shield were held in Adelaide instead of MCG due to the COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne and also plans to have a two-day trial match at the MCG this week also couldn’t materialise due to the spread of virus in Adelaide.

India vs Australia: MCG to host Boxing Day Test as CA announce fixtures for Virat Kohli and Co's tour Down Under
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India vs Australia: MCG to host Boxing Day Test as CA announce fixtures for Virat Kohli and Co's tour Down Under

The announcement came hours after Australia's second largest city exited a months-long coronavirus lockdown which enabled the MCG to confirm it would stage its traditional Boxing Day Test.

'Very confident we will get a crowd at the MCG for Boxing Day Test', says head of Victoria government
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'Very confident we will get a crowd at the MCG for Boxing Day Test', says head of Victoria government

The head of government in the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews said he is "very confident" that fans will be able to attend and the administration is "working towards" it.

Family bid farewell to late Australian great Dean Jones with last lap of empty Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Family bid farewell to late Australian great Dean Jones with last lap of empty Melbourne Cricket Ground

The casket of Jones, who collapsed and died aged 59, was draped in an Australia flag and carried in a white hearse adorned with flowers spelling "324", his Test cap number and his highest first-class score, achieved at the MCG.

India vs Australia 2020: We must do everything to keep Boxing Day Test at MCG, says Shane Warne
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India vs Australia 2020: We must do everything to keep Boxing Day Test at MCG, says Shane Warne

Cricket Australia is set to announce the schedule for India's tour of Australia this week which will include four Tests and there are fears that the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) may lose the Boxing Day Test.

Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at MCG won't look great without crowds, says Mark Taylor
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Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at MCG won't look great without crowds, says Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor said authorities should not hesitate in moving out the match from the MCG in the wake of rising coronavirus cases of in Victoria

Australia Test captain Tim Paine fears Boxing Day Test against India could be moved out of MCG
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Australia Test captain Tim Paine fears Boxing Day Test against India could be moved out of MCG

Australia Test captain Tim Paine fears the Boxing Day Test against India could be moved out of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus in Victoria.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: 9 million in India watched final, 5.4 billion 'viewing minutes' for the tournament
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: 9 million in India watched final, 5.4 billion 'viewing minutes' for the tournament

A whopping 9.02 million fans in India watched India women's team take on Australia in the ICC World T20 final, breaking all viewership records across TV as well as digital platforms.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia-India final sets new attendance records with 86,174-strong turnout at MCG
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia-India final sets new attendance records with 86,174-strong turnout at MCG

Women's cricket changed forever on Sunday as a record 86,174 fans checked into the iconic MCG to watch India take on Australia in the final of T20 World Cup

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: From Alyssa Healy's six-hitting prowess to Shafali Verma's dismissal, moments where India lost the final
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: From Alyssa Healy's six-hitting prowess to Shafali Verma's dismissal, moments where India lost the final

Once Healy was done with her pyrokinetic adventures, Mooney stayed put till the end to prevent a batting collapse, for that was the only way India could have come back into the match

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Australia show why they are the numero uno side with fifth title triumph
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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Australia show why they are the numero uno side with fifth title triumph

Australia's exceptional win and their domination of the women's game is a testimony to the kind of talent at their disposal and the supreme skill levels of their players.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Brett Lee backs Australia for final but says India's maiden title triumph could start a major breakthrough
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Brett Lee backs Australia for final but says India's maiden title triumph could start a major breakthrough

Brett Lee said Australia women will have to look for ways to counter India's in-form 16-year-old Shafali Verma.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says forced eight-day break has affected their preparations ahead of final
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says forced eight-day break has affected their preparations ahead of final

A forced eight-day break has affected India's preparations going into the Women's T20 World Cup final on Sunday but the team is ready to rise to the occasion in front of a record crowd at the MCG, said skipper Harmanpreet Kaur.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia's Ellyse Perry feels record crowd at final would be great push for women's sport
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia's Ellyse Perry feels record crowd at final would be great push for women's sport

Australia's Ellyse Perry has smashed a slew of records in a sparkling cricketing career and now hopes to play a part in another by helping draw the biggest crowd to a women’s sporting event at next month’s T20I World Cup final.

Australia vs New Zealand: All Blacks star Jordie Barrett ejected from MCG for 'behaviour' issue, claims report
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Australia vs New Zealand: All Blacks star Jordie Barrett ejected from MCG for 'behaviour' issue, claims report

Barrett, among thousands of travelling fans at the MCG for the Black Caps’ first Boxing Day Test at the ground in 32 years, was led out by security staff with another spectator on day three on Saturday

Cricket Australia to develop 'sustainability strategy' in 2020 amid climate change fears
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Cricket Australia to develop 'sustainability strategy' in 2020 amid climate change fears

Cricket Australia will look to finalise a 'sustainability strategy' in 2020 amid concerns that extreme heat brought by climate change is risking players’ safety and could lead to major disruptions to summer playing schedules.

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says Sourav Ganguly's idea of 'ODI Super Series' is innovative
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Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says Sourav Ganguly's idea of 'ODI Super Series' is innovative

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has termed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's idea for a four-nation 'ODI Super Series' as innovative but stopped short of giving any commitment.

Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith constructs unbeaten fifty to take hosts to 257/4 on opening day of Boxing Day Test
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Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith constructs unbeaten fifty to take hosts to 257/4 on opening day of Boxing Day Test

Under some pressure after a modest home summer, Smith thwarted a largely disciplined New Zealand attack to thrill a festive crowd of nearly 80,000 at a venue where he now averages a stratospheric 148.83 from his seven matches.

Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith hopes MCG will produce a 'good wicket' for Boxing Day Test despite worries over pitch
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Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith hopes MCG will produce a 'good wicket' for Boxing Day Test despite worries over pitch

A Sheffield Shield match at the MCG was abandoned on Sunday because of a dangerous pitch with several Western Australia batsmen sustaining blows to the body from deliveries that reared up at them.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Lasith Malinga to lead visitors in three T20Is; Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dikwella also named in squad
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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Lasith Malinga to lead visitors in three T20Is; Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dikwella also named in squad

Sri Lanka's T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, who skipped the recent Pakistan tour citing security fears, was on Thursday included in a 16-man squad to play against Australia.