Schedule for India’s tour of Australia finalised subject to nods from local state governments
By Vishal Roy
on Wed Oct 07 2020
Cricket Australia has come to reveal the schedule for upcoming India’s visit later this year. IPL is currently in progress and all the Australia tour bound players are expected to leave together from UAE itself.
At the moment, CA has scheduled the Pink Ball game to mark the beginning of the Test series. This will also be India’s first overseas Day-night Test match ever.
The tour will start with the white-ball games with Brisbane set to host three ODIs and T20I.
EXPNCricinfo reported, both CA and BCCI have internally agreed on the itinerary of the tour but are yet to make it public with permissions of the state governments pending.
CA has jotted down the plan to play the three-match ODI series from November 25-30 in Brisbane. With the T20Is to be played from December 4-8 in Adelaide.
Virat Kohli-led India will then play a pink-ball warm-up game before the Test series commences on December 17.
The Boxing Day Test will be played as planned in Melbourne from December 26-30 but the New Year Test won’t start on January 3.
CA is also believed to have to wait for permission from Queensland Government which is yet to approve international arrival and quarantine from Indian and Australian players from IPL in Brisbane.
With the tour scheduled to start on November 25, the players from both the teams will hope to start training during the quarantine period itself with IPL set to end only on November 10.